Positive COVID-19 case at KLR; school will operate as scheduled

Dear Monticello CSD Community Member,

Today we were informed that a student at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. This student was last in school on May 14, 2021. They were determined to have been in contact with 13 other students—of different Monticello schools—who, we believe, will most likely be quarantined through May 27, 2021.

After conferring with Sullivan County Public Health Services and due to no staff members identified for potential quarantine, we are able to keep KLR open for in-person instruction.

All areas of the school have been cleaned and disinfected, repeatedly, since Friday, and we’ll continue to clean and disinfect these areas consistent with our COVID-19 protocols.

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

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and 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.
Superintendent of Schools