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MAY 30 - COVID 19 Update

May 30, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The district learned that a staff member who works at the DCMO BOCES Alan D. Pole campus has tested
positive for COVID-19.

The person who tested positive has not been in contact with students and staff since May 25. 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 the Chenango
County Health Department.

Under the direction of the Chenango 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 Chenango 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 are 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