South Orangetown Central School District

Sent via SchoolMessenger on October 29, 2020

Our District has been notified that an individual at Tappan Zee High School tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon. This individual has been in school since Monday of this week. Due to HIPAA and FERPA laws, we cannot disclose additional information.

District administrators are working collaboratively with the Rockland County Department of Health and cooperating with contact tracing efforts. If your child is a contact of this individual or any person who has tested positive, you will receive an email from the District and/or a call from a Contact Tracer from the Department of Health.

  • For such calls, your caller ID may read “NYS Contact Tracing” or display a phone number with a 518 area code.
  • Please promptly answer these calls.
  • Your identity and the information you share will remain confidential.
  • Please provide Contact Tracers with the information they need to protect our entire School District community.

TZHS will be closed tomorrow, October 30, for building-wide disinfection. No students or staff are to report in person to TZHS. Classes will continue online as scheduled. However, meals pre-ordered for in-person TZHS students will be suspended temporarily. Transportation for high school students who do not attend school on the Tappan Zee High School campus will continue as scheduled.

At this time, we anticipate that TZHS will reopen for in-person student and staff attendance on Monday, November 2.