Area Schools Feeling COVID-19 Impacts

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JAMESTOWN – Several local schools are feeling impacts of COVID-19 after teachers, staff and students tested positive for the virus this week.

Another employee with Jamestown Public Schools tested positive for COVID-19 this Thursday. School officials say the district staff member was last working on Thursday, October 29 and likely did not have contact with co-workers while sick.

This is the second employee of the district to test positive this week. Additionally, just this week three students from various school buildings also tested positive for the virus.

Other local schools are also working to contain COVID-19 within their districts.

Cassadaga Valley Central School closed both their elementary and middle/high school buildings on Friday after a staff member at both locations tested positive for the virus.

After cleaning, school officials there expect to reopen the buildings next week.

The Panama Central School District is also delaying the return of some of their in-person learning. School leaders report students in 7th, 9th, and 12th grades will return to full-time in-person learning in February.

The school is currently following a hybrid schedule with mixed remote and in-person instruction.


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