Nov. 26 Otisville Elementary COVID-19 update from Superintendent Brian Monahan

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Late last evening, Nov. 25 the district was advised that an Otisville Elementary staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Due to mandated confidentiality guidelines, no further information can be disseminated.

We completed all contact tracing requirements and communicated to families of affected students and staff by mid-morning today, Nov. 26.  If you did not receive a message, your child is not believed to have a risk of exposure.

Anyone who was exposed to this individual is mandated to quarantine for 14 days from the last exposure date.

This is another opportunity for me to remind every Minisink Valley family of the following:

  •          Avoid large gatherings.
  •          Wear masks.
  •          Wash your hands

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.

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