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Laurel Plains Positive Covid Case- Hybrid Resumes November 9

We were informed today that a teacher at Laurel Plains Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The teacher was in school on Friday, during their infectious period. The Rockland County Department of Health was notified and will conduct contact tracing. 

Laurel Plains Elementary School building will be closed and the students on remote instruction throughout the quarantine period.  The school will reopen for hybrid instruction on Monday, November 9.  Due to the additional staffing absences created by the needed quarantine, Laurel Plains does not have the appropriate number of personnel to offer a hybrid model of instruction at this time. 

Those who were in close contact with this employee were informed directly by the Principal and the Coordinator of Health Services. They were also provided information on the steps needed to return to work, which may include a 14-day quarantine period. 

The District has a multi-layer approach to keeping our students and staff safe. Wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing and hand sanitizer use are important safety measures we are taking at all of our schools.  We want to emphasize the importance of completing and reporting your health screening results each day you or your child is in our school building or on our buses.  The webpage can provide more information on this process.