Update on Coronavirus

Dr. Champ

Dear Pelham Parents and Community Members,

As a follow-up to last Friday's email regarding Coronavirus, I wanted to let you know that we have remained in contact with a variety of government agencies as well as the Pelham parent who is being preventatively quarantined over the weekend. We are thankful that the individual and their immediate family remain asymptomatic. We also are not aware of any confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the Pelham community or any additional community members being asked to quarantine. As such, our schools are prepared to receive students tomorrow morning as usual. 

Over the weekend our facilities team worked diligently to deep clean and sanitize our schools according to protocols established by the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These efforts are in alignment with and even exceed the most recent guidelines issued just this weekend. To better facilitate this enhanced cleaning going forward, we are putting plans in place to limit hours of evening events on some days. Those affected by these changes will be notified directly.

We have added a number of resources that you might find helpful as well as answers to several frequently asked questions to the District's dedicated Coronavirus website. We encourage you to review these materials.

I would like to reiterate that the health department considers preventatively quarantined, non-symptomatic individuals to be at very low risk. They do not deem it necessary to quarantine other family members as the quarantined individual is expected to remain isolated within their home. We will continue to monitor and adapt as necessary with guidance from the Department of Health and other relevant agencies. 

Thank you all for your continued support during this stressful and trying time. 

Sincerely,

Cheryl H. Champ
Superintendent of Schools

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