MV Elementary School Nov. 2 COVID-19 update from Superintendent Brian Monahan

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Dear Minisink Valley parents/guardians:

Today, Nov. 2, the district was advised by the Orange County Department of Health (DOH) that a Minisink Valley Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19.  Due to mandated confidentiality guidelines, no further information can be disseminated.

The student has not been in the building since Oct. 23. After consultation with the Orange County DOH, we have been advised no further action is required.

We have followed and continue to follow all health and safety protocols as mandated by the Orange County Department of Health.

Please remember: The primary symptoms of COVID-19 include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever or chills. Other symptoms include congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, abdominal pain, body aches, and loss of taste or smell. Anyone who needs medical care should call their healthcare provider to report an illness or exposure to COVID-19 prior to seeking care. Please notify your child’s school if your student begins to experience symptoms.

This is also an important opportunity to again remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others and regularly washing your hands.

If you have questions or need to report a positive case of COVID-19, please contact your child’s building principal.

Thank you for your attention to this important information. The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority.


Brian C. Monahan