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SHS Positive Case - February 26, 2021

Dear South High School Guardians and Staff, 

We were advised today by the Rockland County Department of Health that a student at South High School is positive for COVID-19. The student was in school on Tuesday, February 23rd, which was during his/her infectious period. The Rockland County Department of Health will be conducting contact tracing. 

Those who were in close contact with the individual while at school are being informed directly by the Principal, Schools Nurses and Coordinator of Health Services and will be provided the guidelines regarding quarantine. This process should be completed by 5:00 this evening. 

The impacted areas will be cleaned over the weekend, and in-person instruction will resume as scheduled on Monday, March 1st, for all students and staff who are not required to isolate or quarantine. 

Please remember to continue to practice the mitigation efforts to help keep our community healthy and our schools open to include wearing masks, social distancing, and hand washing and use of hand sanitizer. 

We want to emphasize the importance of completing and reporting your health screening results each day you or your child are in our school buildings or on our buses.  The webpage can provide more information on this process. 

Thank you.

Stay strong! Stay healthy!



Deb Tarantino 
South High School Principal

Martin D. Cox, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools 

Sue Sherlock, F.N.P. 
Coordinator of Health Services