Individuals in ES, MS communities test positive for COVID-19, no exposure

November 19, 2021

Dear Stillwater Community,

The Stillwater Central School District has confirmed that an individual in the elementary school community and an individual in the middle school community have tested positive for COVID-19. There was no school exposure.

Please review today’s building level communication, which offers in-school screening and diagnostic testing for our school community members. Hard copy consent forms are being sent home with every student today. You can choose not to participate or you can review the document, consent to screening testing, diagnostic testing or both, and return the hard copy to school next week.

Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

For everyone’s health and safety, it is essential that students or staff who are sick or symptomatic stay home, to allow our schools to keep providing in-person instruction. It is also important to inform the district if your child becomes symptomatic or if someone in your household tests positive.

If an individual has been tested for COVID-19, they should remain home until the test results are confirmed negative. If they are diagnosed as being COVID-19 positive, before returning to school, they must satisfy isolation protocols (typically 10 days) and have improving symptoms. They also must be fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication, per the New York State Department of Health.

If you have a question regarding COVID-19 symptoms or protocols please reach out. Our COVID Team is here to help. If we do not have the answer we will connect with the Department of Health to get it for you.

Patricia Morris
Superintendent of Schools