There are no positive COVID cases in the Dunkirk public schools, as previously reported, according to the District’s Superintendent.
Dunkirk City School District Superintendent Michael Mansfield said in a social media post that human error caused two positive test reports, but the actual number of infections remains at zero as of Wednesday afternoon.
Mansfield apologized for any concerns the accidental report may have caused and is taking measures to make sure the mistake is not repeated.
JAMESTOWN — Two Chautauqua County school districts have reported through the state COVID-19 report card they have four positive cases among students or those close to students.
The Jamestown Public School District has been notified by the Chautauqua County Department of Health that two members of the Jamestown community have tested positive for COVID-19. Two more cases were confirmed for School 7 in Dunkirk.
Jamestown reported the positive tests are for two sibling students who attend by distance learning only, and have not been physically present at Jamestown High School.
“We appreciate our community’s efforts to work together to keep our students and staff safe by wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and continuing frequent hand washing while on any school property,” said JPS Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker. “The health and safety of our school community remains our number one priority.”
Students or staff that exhibit possible COVID-19 symptoms are asked to contact their health provider and stay home from school. Possible symptoms include fever over 100 F, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, vomiting or diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell.
No other information was available regarding the Dunkirk positive test results.