Asymptomatic Teacher At Bush Elementary Tests Positive For COVID-19


JAMESTOWN – An asymptomatic teacher working at Bush Elementary School in Jamestown has tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials with Jamestown Public Schools announced the news on Friday afternoon.

The teacher was last in the building on Friday. The district says that a confirmed case does not mean that you or your child has been exposed to the individual who has tested positive.

“We are working closely with the Chautauqua County Health Department to complete contact tracing,” said the District in a statement. “Any individuals who may have been in close contact, as defined by the Chautauqua County Department of Health, with a confirmed case will be contacted directly by the New York Department of Health contact tracers with pertinent information and next steps.”

If your child has any symptoms of COVID-19, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, significant diarrhea, sore throat or a fever greater than 100 F or 37.8 C, the district says contact your health care provider and notify your child’s school health office.

Those with further questions are asked to contact their building nurse or email JPS Coordinator of Health Services, Jill Muntz at or call her at 716-483-4376.

This is the second COVID-19 case connected to Bush Elementary School.


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