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December 17, 2021 COVID Update
Dear Parents/Guardians,

The district learned that one student at the DCMO BOCES Alan D Pole Campus and one student at the
DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus have tested positive for COVID-19.

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 Health
Department.

Under the direction of the 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 Department of Health recommendations, our district will remain open with our
in-person 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, and encouraging hand washing and sanitation, our local health
department said the risk of secondary infection is low. Health officials are completing 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.

Any additional questions, including information about testing procedures, can be directed to the County
Department of Health. 

Sincerely,

Perry T. Dewey, III