Maple Grove Middle/High School Student Tests Positive For COVID-19

Image by Justin Gould / WNYNewsNow. 01/31/20.

BEMUS POINT – A student who was last in class on Monday at Maple Grove Middle/High School has tested positive for COVID-19.

Superintendent of Schools Joseph Reyda says the student has been isolated and the Health Department is now working to identify and contact those who may have come in close contact to the pupil.

“Close contact means being within 6 feet of someone for more than 10 minutes while they are infectious with COVID-19,” said Reyda. “It also means being in a standard classroom setting for 60 minutes or more with someone who is infectious with COVID-19.”

He says the student will not return until they have completed quarantine procedures are and released by the Department of Health.

Additionally, Reyda says areas used by the student were thoroughly cleaned and sanitized as part of the building’s daily cleaning procedure.

According to the state’s COVID-19 report card, this is the sixth student at the school to test positive for the virus since September, the second in the last month.

Four teachers have also previously tested positive for COVID-19 at the school.


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