Unadilla Valley Central School Sees First Positive COVID Case On Campus

By: Catherine Sasso

Unadilla Valley Central School sees first positive COVID case on campus UV Superintendent Robert Mackey (Photo by Zachary Meseck)

UNADILLA – On Thursday night, Unadilla Valley Central School District reported the first positive COVID test of the school year. According to UV Superintendent Robert Mackey, the school was prepared to handle the situation.

After the school learned of the positive COVID test, they worked with the Chenango County Department of Health to figure out who else in the school could have been exposed and contact them.

"Working with that team was amazing, they were quick. It was nice to know they were there with us to lead this whole process," said Mackey about working with the department of health.

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"Because we limit the times students can remove their masks, and track who removes there mask and when, we were able to figure out who was exposed. The exposure was limited to a very small number of people," said Mackey.

The Chenango County Department of Health recommended the school remain open for in person learning.

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