KLR staff member tests positive for COVID-19; building will remain open

Dear Monticello CSD Community Member,

Earlier today, we were informed that a staff member at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member was last in school on February 23, 2021. They were determined to have been in contact with 22 students and staff who, we believe, will most likely be quarantined.

After conferring with Sullivan County Public Health Services and some creative scheduling by our administrators, Rutherford ES will remain open for in-person instruction. All areas of the school have been disinfected twice since February 23, and we’ll continue to disinfect the school consistent with our COVID-19 protocols.

We have reported those identified as possible contacts to Sullivan County PHS. We have also contacted all who have been tentatively identified as contacts of their exposure.

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.

We hope that all of you remain healthy, or, if sick, recover soon.

Stay well.

With Monti Pride,

Matthew T. Evans, Ed. D.