Monroe-Woodbury SD confirms HS staff member tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of school reopening
The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District confirms that a high school staff member has tested positive for coronavirus, days before students are expected back in class.
District officials sent an email to employees over the weekend, saying a staffer tested positive on Friday.
News 12 was given a copy of that email, which Monroe-Woodbury Superintendent Elsie Rodriguez confirms.
The district says the high school staff member has not been in the building since Wednesday and is now home in quarantine.
News 12 was told that all potentially exposed areas have been cleaned and disinfected as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health guidelines, and that anyone in contact with that employee has been notified.
The district is currently on a full remote schedule until next week, when students are expected to return on a hybrid schedule.
Despite the confirmed COVID-19 case, the superintendent says the district's reopening plan remains as is, with in-person hybrid instruction beginning Sept. 22.