Parent Notification - New Positive Cases - January 1-7, 2022

Please note that this notification could not be sent until service to this section of the District's website was restored. The District apologizes for the delay. 


January 7, 2022

Good Afternoon Chappaqua Central School District Families,

Please see the aggregate account of our new COVID-19 cases for each building this week. As a reminder, I will only send a specific building notice if there is a COVID-19 exposure that results in a school exclusion of 5 or more individuals. We will continue our practice of immediately notifying families of students who have been exposed.

In Westchester County, the quarantine period for unvaccinated students who are identified as close contacts continues to be 10 days. The isolation period for COVID-19 positive students who reside in Westchester continues to be 10 days. If the Westchester County Department of Health adjusts their quarantine/isolation protocols for students, I will share this immediately with you.

Number of New COVID-19 Positive Cases
Lab Confirmed & Reported to the DOH
1/1/22 - 1/7/22
(Saturday - Friday)

School

New Cases by Bldg. 
Person WAS infectious while onsite

New Cases by Bldg.
Person was NOT Infectious while onsite

New Individuals Excluded from Bldg. due to Onsite Exposure

Roaring Brook

2

8

-

Westorchard

1 17 4

Grafflin

3

13

7

Bell

2

18

-

Seven Bridges

5

23

2

Greeley

13

36

-

District Office/Maintenance

-

1

-

Total
(1/1-1/7)

23* 116 13

*Multiple individuals impacted multiple buildings.

Number of New COVID-19 Positive Cases
Home Test (not reported to WCDOH)
1/1/22 - 1/7/22
(Saturday - Friday)

School

# of Positive Tests

School

# of Positive Tests

Roaring Brook

6

Bell

16

Westorchard

8

Seven Bridges

12

Grafflin

5

Horace Greeley

32

District Office/Maintenance

-

Total

79

The WCDOH has instructed school districts to not report cases and close contacts of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 on home tests.

If you believe at any point that you may have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should self-quarantine and be tested for COVID-19. Visit the NY State Find a Test Site Near You webpage and enter your address to view a list of the nearest testing sites. In addition, if you suspect you are becoming ill, you should stay home. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, and runny nose. Additional symptoms include muscle pain, fatigue, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhea. You should consult with your physician for medical advice in specific cases. For more information on COVID-19, please call (866) 588-0195 or visit the Westchester County Department of Health homepage.

Please visit this LINK if you would like your child tested for COVID-19 on MONDAY (1/10/22) at Seven Bridges Middle School from 3-5pm.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Sincerely,

Christine Ackerman, PhD
Superintendent of Schools