South Orangetown Central School District

Sent via SchoolMessenger on December 13, 2020

Our District was directed by the Rockland County Department of Health today to conduct contract tracing for a suspected case of COVID-19 at William O. Schaefer Elementary School.

The individual was at WOS from Monday, December 7 through Thursday, December 10 and began experiencing COVID-19 symptoms yesterday. Those identified as contacts of the person who tested positive will be contacted by the District and/or a Contact Tracer from the Department of Health by this evening.

For Department of Health contact tracing calls:

  • The 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.

All schools have been disinfected this weekend, as scheduled. WOS will reopen for in-person hybrid learning tomorrow, Monday, December 14.