Update: Marcellus High School remains remote Tuesday after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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MARCELLUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Marcellus High School is the latest school to deal with a positive COVID-19 case. The school announced it will stay closed Tuesday.

The Marcellus School District posted to its website that due to a staff member testing positive, its high school was closed Monday, and students were taught via remote instruction.

In the post to the district’s website Superintendent Michelle Bantner said, “We will work collaboratively with the Onondaga County Health Department to complete the investigation. It is our belief that the process will take most of the day today, 10/5. The Health Department will begin the process of notifying individuals considered to be in “close contact” with the staff member who tested positive. Out of an abundance of caution, students will NOT be attending in-person schooling at Marcellus High School on Monday, 10/5.”

Bantner did say the district had hoped to be able to resume in-person learning Tuesday if contact tracing reveals no other infections. However, in an announcement by the Marcellus School District, students will not be returning to the classroom Tuesday. The school is continuing completely remote instruction.


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