West Irondequoit school officials say that the Monroe County Department of Public Health has placed all staff and students in a single classroom at the Rogers Middle School into mandatory quarantine.
Superintendent Aaron Johnson talked about that situation in a letter posted Wednesday on the district’s website.
He said that the health department determined that a student at Rogers who tested positive for COVID-19 came into close contact with at least one other student who is in the same class.
That other student has tested positive and Johnson said that although it is unclear if this transmission occurred in or outside of school and using an abundance of caution, the health department has placed all staff and students in that single classroom into mandatory quarantine. Those individuals will not return to in-person learning until being cleared by health officials.
Johnson said that, “I am glad we are taking assertive measures to ensure the safety of our students and staff. This reaffirms how important face coverings and physical distance is to preventing the spread of COVID-19. We must remain vigilant. Special thanks to our COVID-19 Safety Team and administrators along with the Monroe County Department of Public Health for quickly assessing this situation and guiding us to take these additional precautionary measures.”