Cortland City School District switching all students to online learning after 2 students, 1 teacher test positive

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UPDATE: The Cortland School Board had a meeting on Tuesday night and discussed the schools switching to remote learning.

According to Superintendent Robert Edwards, two students and one teacher in the district have tested positive for COVID-19.

The positive cases aren’t necessarily the determining factor in shifting to remote learning for us. But, what happens in those positive cases — when we begin to talk about the contact tracing — that contact tracing then turns into a quarantine list from the department…

You can imagine that that list grows pretty quickly… They [the health department] thought, for their process and for our purposes of health and safety, to shift because we have the capacity to shift…

Superintendent Robert Edwards

CORTLAND, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Cortland Enlarged School District announced on Tuesday that starting on Wednesday, October 14, all students will be learning remotely.

Students will continue to learn remotely through Friday, October 23. The in-person learning model will continue on Monday, October 26.

https://twitter.com/CECSDistrict/status/1316092759745454084

The district announced that all in-person school activities will be cancelled. They also said that the SAT for October 14 will be rescheduled.

The Community Eligibility Food Service will continue and a breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students. They can be picked up between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Monday through Friday at Barry, Randall, Smith, Penguin, Virgil and Rickard Street.

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