Pre-K and FXH Confirmed Cases 1-15-21
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Dear Island Park Families,
Today the Island Park UFSD was notified by a parent that a student in the Pre-Kindergarten program has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in the school building on January 8, 2021. In addition, the Island Park UFSD was notified by a parent that a student at Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in the school building on January 8, 2021. As per our COVID-19 Protocols, we immediately reported the cases to the Nassau County Department of Health.
As is the District’s standard protocol, all areas of the building are thoroughly disinfected nightly and all areas are disinfected routinely over the course of the school day which includes bathrooms and all high touch point areas. Both schools building are cleaned and disinfected nightly. The Department of Health has not advised the District to take any additional precautionary measures at this time.
The students and any close contacts identified by the Nassau County Department of Health will be quarantining at home. The Department of Health has commenced contact tracing. We will provide them with requested assistance and will follow any additional Department of Health recommendations. The individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to return to the school building until clearance has been received to do so consistent with applicable federal, state and local guidelines.
The health and safety of our students and staff is our foremost priority. This is a good time to remind everyone to stay vigilant to keep our community safe. We ask that you please continue to monitor your child and yourselves closely for any sign of potential illness. According to the CDC, the symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms, please note this on the daily health screening, keep your child home from school and contact your child’s medical provider to report their illness, and then seek care at a clinic, physician’s office or hospital.
We are closely monitoring this specific situation and will provide you with updates if we learn more. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Superintendent of Schools