Seven Bridges Notification - December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020
Dear Seven Bridges School Community,
We were notified that three individuals at Seven Bridges Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19. One individual was on campus while potentially infectious on Wednesday (12/16), another was potentially infectious on Friday (12/18) and the third has not been in school since Thursday (12/10) and was not infectious at that time. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, we must maintain their confidentiality, which prevents us from further identifying the individuals.
We are working collaboratively with the Westchester County Department of Health to identify staff members and students who were exposed to the two infectious individuals. Individuals who have been exposed must quarantine for 14 days from the last exposure date, and should be tested for COVID-19 five days after their last exposure. The Seven Bridges administrative team has already contacted all families who have children that were exposed to either of these individuals.
As a reminder, if you believe that at any point 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 page 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.
Thank you for your understanding. For more information on COVID-19, please call (866) 588-0195 or visit the Westchester County Department of Health homepage.
Christine Ackerman, PhD
Superintendent of Schools