COVID-19 Update: 10/14/21

COVID-19 Update: 10/14/21
Posted on 10/14/2021
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COVID-19 Update 10/14/21

Dear Parent/Guardian: 

Today we received information that a staff member in BCES tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, 7 students are required to quarantine and they have all been contacted.    No further action needs to be taken at this time.   

Please note: All quarantines require a quarantine release prior to  students or staff  returning to school.  Anyone identified as a primary exposure by the school nurse should receive a quarantine order from the Sullivan County Department of Public Health within 48 hours (Sullivan County Public Health Services COVID-19 Information Line: 845-513-2268).   

If you were identified as a primary exposure and have not been contacted by Public Health, you should contact them directly to be in their system to receive a quarantine release.  If you do not receive a release prior to your scheduled return date, please be sure to request one from Public Health.  This will help avoid any delays in returning to schoo

Please be sure to check your messages frequently for any important updates from the school district. Student, staff, and visitor safety continues to be our number one priority and we would like to thank you for working with us during these challenging times!

For Covid-19 information and resources, please see the message below from Nancy McGraw, director of the Sullivan County Department of Health.

Dr. Ivan Katz

From Nancy McGraw and the Sullivan County Department of Public Health: 

Current CDC guidance states that being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ensures that our staff and students remain safe, and can help avoid quarantine if you are exposed to someone who tests positive as long as you remain asymptomatic and have consistently worn a mask.

Resources to assist:

*For a weekly list of public health clinics, please visit:  

*For a pharmacy or health care provider near you, visit

*You can also call 1-800-232-0233 for help finding a vaccine, or text your ZIP code to 438829 to get a list of options sent to your phone.

*Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination walk-ins or appointments are available.

*Visit the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions page for information about COVID-19 vaccinations


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