Victor Central School District: 21 students, 3 adults test positive for COVID-19

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VICTOR, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Victor Central School District announced Tuesday that 21 students and three adults have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to an email that was sent out to parents, there are currently 24 active COVID-19 cases. Out of the 24 positive cases, 15 are from Victor Primary School (VPS).

The district says they had a total of 118 students absent from VPS, 88 of these absences were due to quarantines, which included two full classes of students.

The district is currently working with the Ontario County Health Department to try to keep its buildings open for in-person learning.

"We are working collaboratively with the OCHD to do whatever we can to attempt to keep each of our buildings open for in-person learning. This includes increasing cleaning and sanitizing efforts, continuing to practice as much social distancing as possible, including six feet social distancing at lunch at the VPS, and shifting Thursday’s Get Acquainted Night at the VPS to a virtual experience. In addition, the state is mandating that we set up voluntary student testing (based on parent/guardian permission) for students who would normally be quarantined. This process is for all buildings and would alleviate the need for so many students to be quarantined. We hope to start the testing process in approximately two weeks," Tim Terranova, Superintendent of Schools said.

The district reminds parents that the best way to stop the spread of COVID is to keep your children home if they are feeling sick.