SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The North Syracuse Central School District announced on Friday that a school bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, the school district made the decision to transition all K-12 students to remote learning for Tuesday, October 13.
According to a letter posted on the school district’s website, the Onondaga County Health Department has advised other transportation staff to quarantine after one bus driver tested positive for COVID-19.
The additional quarantines has led to a shortage of bus drivers and will force all K-12 students to learn remotely on Tuesday, October 13. In observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, school is already closed on Monday, October 12.
Students who regularly attend school five days per week, which includes parochial, charter and OCM BOCES students, will have transportation available to them on Tuesday, October 13.
The hybrid learning model already has a remote learning day scheduled in for Wednesday, and then the regular transportation schedule will resume on Thursday, October 15.
The driver who tested positive for the virus was last at work on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5 and 6. The driver transported some students from Allen Road Elementary, Holy Family, Immaculate Conception and OCM BOCES.
The district has reached out to the families of students who were possibly exposed. The Onondaga County Health Department is conducting contact tracing now.
Read the full letter sent out to families below: