November 21, 2020
Dear Seven Bridges Parents/Guardians,
We were notified this afternoon that an individual at Seven Bridges Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. After consulting with the Westchester Department of Health, we have identified a small number of children who were directly exposed to this individual while they were potentially infectious on November 17th, November 18th, and/or November 20th. This evening, Dr. Joe Mazza will contact the families of students who were exposed to this individual.
The Westchester County Department of Health (WCDOH) has a contact tracing system in place for Westchester County when there is a confirmed case. In addition to our notification, those exposed should expect a call from a contact tracer from the WCDOH. For such calls, your caller ID may read NYS Contact Tracing or display a phone number with a 518 area code. Please answer these calls promptly and provide the Contact Tracers with the information they need which will help to protect us all.
If you suspect your child is becoming ill, they should be tested. 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. Please visit the NY State Find a Test Site Near You page and enter your address to view a list of the nearest testing sites. If your child has a positive COVID-19 test result please immediately notify Joe Mazza, School Principal.
It is recommended that any individual exposed be tested for COVID-19 at least five days after exposure, however, testing negative does not remove a child from completing their quarantine period.
Thank you for your understanding. For more information on COVID-19, please call (866) 588-0195 or visit the Westchester Department of Health homepage.
Christine Ackerman, PhD
Superintendent of Schools