George L. Cooke staff member tests positive for COVID-19; contacts limited; school will open as scheduled Thursday, Oct. 29

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Monticello Central School District learned that a staff member at the George L. Cooke Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in the building on Friday, Oct. 23 and had a limited number of contacts with other individuals in the building. The MCSD administration has made initial contact with all expected direct contacts and advised them to stay home until contacted by the Sullivan County Public Health Services (SCPHS) with further instructions.  

Given the limited number of contacts, the length of time that has passed since the individual has been in the building, and the guidance of SCPHS, the Cooke School and all other district schools will be open as scheduled on Thursday, Oct. 29. The building has been fully disinfected in accordance with the district’s cleaning protocols.  

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your health care provider. For more information on contact tracing and illness management, please review the New York State Department of Health’s Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit.