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May 14, 2021 - COVID Update
June 14, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The district learned today, May 14, 2021, that a student who attends DCMO BOCES at the Harrold
Campus has tested positive for COVID-19.

The student who tested positive has not been in contact with students and staff since May 12th. Our
school staff followed COVID-19 protocols, in accordance with the district’s Reopening Plan, and this
helped greatly limit the risk of exposure. We will continue to cooperate and coordinate with Delaware
County Health Department.

Under the direction of the Delaware County Department of Health, no additional action is necessary at
this time. Should additional actions become necessary, we will immediately notify parents, faculty and
staff of any changes in procedures and protocols.

At this time, following the Delaware County Department of Health recommendations, our district will
remain open with our in-person, hybrid instructional model. Our Reopening Plan has been designed to
reduce risk. We cannot eliminate all risk, especially outside of our school buildings. However, because we
continue to be diligent in enforcing social distancing, mask wearing when social distancing is not
possible, and encouraging hand washing and sanitation, our local health department said the risk of
secondary infection is low. In addition, because our Reopening Plan tightly controls how many students
and staff are in one location at any one time, health officials were able to quickly act and complete contact
tracing.

Please note that the federal and state privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally
identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive or release any additional
information.

Since the start of the school year, the district has been thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all portions of
our school building that is in use by students and staff on a daily basis in accordance with guidance from
the New York State Department of Health and the CDC.

For details about our cleaning procedures, COVID prevention policies and more, please see our
Reopening Plan at www.dcmoboces.com.

Sincerely,
Perry T. Dewey, III