Second Penfield High School student tests positive for COVID-19

Updated: September 25, 2020 05:07 PM
Created: September 25, 2020 02:18 PM

PENFIELD, N.Y. (WHEC) — Another Penfield High School student has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement posted on the school's website, Superintendent Thomas Putnam said the Monroe County Department of Health notified school officials Friday morning that a second Penfield High School student had tested positive for the coronavirus.


The student last attended school on Friday, Sept. 18, Putnam said. Health officials determined the student was not in school while infectious.

The Department of Public Health has contacted anyone who is considered at risk of exposure and placed them in mandatory quarantine. 

Putnam announced the school's first positive COVID-19 case on Thursday. 

The superintendent said both infected students have been placed in isolation and will not return to in-person instruction until they receive clearance from health officials.

Because of the school's COVID-19 protocols and the fact that the students were not infectious while in school, health officials say in-person classes can continue on Monday.

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