PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD, NY — A student from Tremont Elementary School in Medford tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the Patchogue-Medford school district announced.
“Due to federal health privacy laws, information regarding the student’s identity cannot be released,” Superintendent Donna Jones wrote in a letter to the community on Friday. “Please respect this individual’s privacy during this difficult time.”
After receiving the news of the positive case, school officials contacted the Suffolk County Department of Health and have been working with them on contact tracing.
Health officials have been working to inform the people thought to be in close contact to the student. According to Jones, due to the hybrid model of instruction the school has adopted, the student has had less direct contact and the school had the opportunity to deep clean on Wednesday.
In accordance with health officials, the “impacted areas” were closed off for as long as possible and