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Sag Harbor School District Reports First Case of Covid

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 11:05
Pierson Middle and High School
Durell Godfrey

The Sag Harbor School District has announced its first positive case of Covid-19 in a student.

According to a statement released on Saturday by District Superintendent Jeff Nichols, the student, who attends Pierson High School, has not been there since Oct. 9.

“As outlined in our reopening plan, the district contacted the Suffolk County Department of Health . . . no further action was deemed necessary at this time,” Mr. Nichols said. “The Health Department has communicated with the student's family and will be conducting contact tracing.”

Mr. Nichols also reminded families to continue following Covid-19 prevention measures. “Thank you for your continued cooperation in encouraging your children to be safe both in and out of school,” he said. “As the weather turns colder and we spend more time inside, it is important to remain vigilant in our prevention efforts.”

Sag Harbor is the fifth local public school district to be impacted by the virus. The Montauk School has reported a teacher testing positive, and the Springs School, the Southampton School District, and the East Hampton School District have each reported at least one case in a student.

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