Sent via SchoolMessenger on January 17, 2021
Our District has been notified that an individual who was at South Orangetown Middle School last week tested positive for COVID-19 this weekend. Contact tracing has begun and will continue into tomorrow, January 18.
Our 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 will be contacted by the District tomorrow 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.
We are in the process of determining the extent to which SOMS staff will be impacted and will provide families and staff with an update at 4PM tomorrow.