The eight students from Sullivan County BOCES who may have been exposed the COVID-19 have been contacted by the Department of Health. The Department of Health is not concerned about secondary infections at this time. Please see guidance from the NYS Department of Health for contacts of contacts here.
Please see the initial message from BOCES Superintendent Robert Dufour below:
It has come to our attention that some of our CTE students, faculty and staff may have been exposed to the COVID 19 virus during clinical rotations at the county-owned nursing home. Sullivan BOCES is working in conjunction with the Sullivan County Department of Public Health to determine if any exposures occurred and if so to what extent. More information will be shared as it becomes available. If there are any immediate concerns requiring follow up by you or your family you will be contacted directly by the Sullivan County Department of Public Health. The Department of Public Health is requesting that you do not go to the hospital and request testing unless you develop symptoms of fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, OR unless you are contacted to do so. This is strictly an informational email and we anticipate more communications when the investigation is complete.