Southwestern Central School Elementary Teacher Tests Positive For COVID-19

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WEST ELLICOTT – A teacher at Southwestern Central School’s elementary has tested positive for COVID-19.

Superintendent Maureen Donahue announced the news during a board of education meeting on Tuesday night.

She says the case was first reported last Friday, and a contact tracing investigation immediately began.

“I think everybody has worked really hard to put our kids first,” Donahue told WNY News Now. “We want our students to be safe and I think everybody is going above and beyond to make that happen.”

“Everybody wears a mask, we try out best to keep a six feet distance, we reduce the density in our building, and we have a very controlled scheduled,” explained Donahue. “This is a challenging time, it is not perfect, none of us can pretend that it is perfect, we learn each day from this and we just want to keep moving forward.”

This is the first case of Coronavirus in the Southwestern Central School District.

The superintendent says at this point the students will continue to learn in person, however, teachers hold internal meetings via Zoom to limit contact.


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