Coronavirus forces Dows Lane Elementary in Irvington to close
A positive case of coronavirus will force Dows Lane Elementary School in Irvington to close in-person learning Friday.
The school district will work with the Westchester County Department of Health to determine when Dows Lane Elementary School will reopen, Irvington schools superintendent Kris Harrison said.
The rest of Dows Lane's students will participate in distance learning, according to the superintendent.
The person infected with the virus, whose identity is being withheld because of privacy laws, is currently quarantined, Harrison said.
Other Irvington schools will be open for in-person (hybrid schedule) learning as scheduled.
"Students and staff members who were determined to have direct exposure to the individual will be contacted separately by a school district staff member," Harrison said.
Students and staff members identified as a direct contact of a person who tested positive will receive a call from a New York State Department of Health Contact Tracer. For such calls, the caller ID may read NYS Contact Tracing or display a phone number with a 518 area code.
The school district asks to answer the calls. Your identity and the information shared will remain confidential. Please provide Contact Tracers with the information they need to support the health of members of the school community.
"While this is not welcome news, we as a school community will certainly navigate this challenge together," Harrison said. "As always, know that I will continue to update the community as needed."