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Weekly COVID-19 Case Summary and Communication - January 7, 2022

Dear Ithaca City School District Community,

During the week of Saturday, January 1, through Friday, January 7 (as of 4 p.m.), the ICSD confirmed 30 positive cases of COVID-19, including 27 student cases, 1 teacher case, and 2 staff member cases.*

Belle Sherman 7 0 0
Beverly J. Martin 0 1 0
Boynton 1 0 0
Caroline 4 0 0
Cayuga Heights 0 0 0
DeWitt 2 0 0
Enfield 1 0 0
Fall Creek 1 0 0
Ithaca HS 8 0 2
Lehman ACS 1 0 0
Northeast 2 0 0
South Hill 0 0 0
*Data will be refreshed to incorporate results from school-based screening testing and records received but not reviewed before the issuance of this summary.

Most if not all of those identified as potential close contacts to the above cases have been notified by the district. For more information about what to do if you or your child has been exposed to a positive case, please see our COVID-19 Guidance Update from January 6.

Meals are available at any school building from 9-11 a.m. each morning for students engaged in distance learning (unless the entire school is engaged in distance learning). Please go to the school’s front entrance and tell the clerical staff how many grab-n-go meals you need, and they will call the kitchen to ask what options are available that day (our kitchens will provide meals that meet students’ likes and needs as best they can). The clerical staff will then get the meal(s) from the kitchen to give to families. Please call 607-274-2302 if you need food delivered.

As a reminder, the ICSD reports all confirmed COVID-19 cases for students, teachers, and staff to the New York State Department of Health on every day that school is in session. The case numbers for each building, along with a breakdown of school-based testing of students and staff, can be viewed on the NYS COVID-19 School Report Card. (Please note that we are not always contacted by the health department about positive cases that had no in-school exposures.)

Thank you for your continued support and engagement.


Luvelle Brown