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Confirmed COVID-19 Case at Belle Sherman, In-Person Learning to Continue

February 12, 2021

Dear Belle Sherman Elementary School Community, 

The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) has just confirmed one student case of COVID-19 at Belle Sherman Elementary School. All students and staff who were in close contact with the positive individuals are already home, engaged in distance learning and teaching. We have notified those individuals that we will be sharing their information with the TCHD and that public health nurses will follow up with them to discuss quarantine. Those who are close contacts will continue distance learning and teaching through their TCHD-imposed quarantine period. 

Again, due to excellent cohorting practices at Belle Sherman Elementary School, the remainder of the school can continue in-person instruction. This continues to be a testament to the outstanding work of the Belle Sherman staff and students. For more information about contact tracing and the ICSD’s role in supporting those efforts, please visit our website. I appreciate your understanding and support.


Luvelle Brown