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(Updated) And Another COVID Case at Rye High

(Updated, 9pm Wednesday)

Update: The Rye school district sent a second notice later on Wednesday evening regarding another COVID positive individual at Rye High who was at the school just on Monday. Those required to quarantine have been contacted.

(prior story and both notices follow)

This is starting to feel like a pile on. The Rye school district announced another COVID case at Rye High late Wednesday.

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From: Eric Byrne
Date: Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 8:51 PM
Subject: A Message from the Superintendent
To: Rye City School District Recipients

January 6, 2021

Dear RHS Families, Faculty and Staff,

The District was informed tonight that an individual at Rye High School has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently in quarantine and was last at the school on Monday, January 4. 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. Tonight, the District contacted via Blackboard phone message and 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 call and an email 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 tonight.

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 RHS community safe.

Sincerely,

Eric Byrne, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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From: Eric Byrne
Date: Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 5:26 PM
Subject: A Message from the Superintendent
To: Rye City School District Recipients

January 6, 2021

Dear Rye High School Families, Faculty and Staff,

The District was informed late this afternoon that an additional individual at RHS has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently in quarantine and was last at the school prior to the winter recess. Due to federal health privacy laws, additional information about the individual cannot be released. There is no need for any additional school-related contact tracing or quarantining associated with this case.

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

Sincerely,

Eric Byrne, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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