March 26, 2020
Dear D C M O Community,
I was advised today that one of our employees from Madison Oneida B O C E S has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Madison Oneida B O C E S has been in contact with the Health Departments in Madison, Oneida Counties to conduct an investigation and contact any staff who may have been exposed. I have contacted the Chenango County Health Department to do the same.
There was no potential exposure to D C M O B O C E S students.
News like this can be received with mixed emotions from our community. As always, the safety and health of our students and staff are our top priority. We continue to work to support our students, families, and employees during this difficult time and appreciate your cooperation.
If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 virus, please visit or call:
If you or your family member is exhibiting symptoms of the COVID-19 virus (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please do not go to the emergency room or your health care provider without calling first. They will provide you with further guidance.
Please remember that social distancing and good hygiene are our best defenses against the virus. Stay home and do not go out into the public unless you have to.
We know this time may be stressful on employees, students and families. If you feel the need to talk to someone, the State has established a new Mental Health hotline at 1-844-863-9314. You may also find a number of resources on the Chenango County Health Department website: https://www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health/nursing/virus.php
Perry T. Dewey III, District Superintendent