Dear Tri-Valley community,
I wanted to take a moment to update you regarding the school campus closure following a positive COVID test by one of our staff members.
Eleven staff members and 20 students of Tri-Valley Secondary School have been referred to Sullivan County Public Health in response to the positive COVID-19 case at the school. Sullivan County Public Health has initiated contact tracing procedures. All of these individuals will be required to quarantine for 14 days and must receive a release from their individual healthcare providers, we well as Sullivan County Public Health or New York State Department of Health before they return to campus.
Because of the number of staff members impacted by quarantine, we cannot adequately staff the buildings and maintain the prescribed regulations of both the NYS Education Department and NYS Department of Health. Given this information, I am placing the Tri-Valley School District on remote instruction through Oct. 16. Students will return to our hybrid model on Monday, Oct. 19.
Maintenance and cleaning personnel will continue to report daily. All administration and office personnel should report on Thursday, October 8. Instructional staff may teach either from the school campus or from home. If they choose to report they should do so on Oct. 8. All screening protocols must be followed for those choosing to work from school.
As always, I thank you for your understanding and your continued support of the Tri-Valley Central School District.
Thanks and be well!