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COVID Case at Osborn Elementary

The Rye school district notified the community about a COVID case at Osborn Elementary on Christmas Eve day. Those impacted have been contacted.

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From: Eric Byrne
Date: December 24, 2020 at 2:28:36 PM EST
To: Rye City School District Recipients
Subject: A Message from the Superintendent
Reply-To: Eric Byrne

December 24, 2020

Dear Osborn Families, Faculty and Staff,

The District was informed today that an individual at Osborn School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently in quarantine and was last at the school on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Due to federal health privacy laws, additional information about the individual cannot be released.

We are working closely with the Westchester County Department of Health and, as always, the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Today, the District contacted via email the families of students along with faculty and staff who we have been told will need to quarantine. If you did not receive a second email with the subject “Notification of Possible Exposure to COVID-19 Positive Individual at Osborn School” from the District, this means that based on the guidance received from the Department of Health, your student or you as a faculty or staff member did not meet their criteria for quarantine. The Department of Health will also be conducting contact tracing for this case using contact information provided by the District; however, we understand that their call backlog is significant and those calls may not come today.

For more information about the WCDOH protocols for handling COVID-19 issues, please see their FAQ (HERE) and the NYSDOH guidance for COVID-19 decision-making (COVID-19 Toolkit).

Please be assured that we will continue to do everything in our power to keep the Osborn community safe.


Eric Byrne, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools


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