South Orangetown Central School District

Sent via SchoolMessenger on November 5, 2020

Our District was notified last evening that an individual at South Orangetown Middle School tested positive for COVID-19. This person has been in the building since Monday of this week. Due to HIPAA and FERPA laws, we cannot disclose additional information.

SOMS will be closed today, November 5, for building-wide disinfection. No students or staff are to report in person to SOMS. Classes will continue online as scheduled. However, meals pre-ordered for in-person SOMS students will be suspended temporarily. Transportation for middle school students who do not attend school on the SOMS campus will continue as scheduled.

District administrators are working collaboratively with the Rockland County Department of Health and cooperating with contact tracing efforts.Those who were identified as contacts of the person who tested positive have been contacted by the District and may also receive 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.

SOMS will reopen for in-person student and staff attendance on Friday, November 6.