Sewanhaka Central HS District: Staff member tests positive for COVID-19, 9 others exposed
As students in about 60 school districts in Long Island are returning to class either virtually or in-person this morning, News 12 Long Island has learned a staff member at New Hyde Park Memorial High School tested positive for COVID-19.
The Sewanhaka Central High School District says nine other staff members were exposed to a sick person during a meeting last week.
All 10 will now have to quarantine for at least two weeks. Students set to return are concerned.
"Hopefully, everyone is going to be OK, but I think there is going to be another outbreak and I'm just concerned about that," says Katherine McWilliam, who is getting ready to start her junior year at the high school.
The district says the school is being disinfected and will be ready for classes to begin on Thursday as originally scheduled.
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