Nov. 6: GHS student tests positive, had no contact with classmates, employees

This afternoon, district officials learned that a Goshen High School student has tested positive for COVID-19.

District administrators have consulted with officials from the Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH). The infected student was not in school during his/her infectious period; therefore, officials at OCDOH are confident that there is no risk of exposure to other students and/or employees. 

The infected student was quarantining at home after being in contact with an individual who later tested positive for COVID-19; this is why the student was not in school during the infectious period. The contact between the student and the infected individual did not occur on school grounds or during any school-related activities.

Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

This message is not meant to alarm you; however, it is important to keep you informed while also respecting the federal and state laws that prohibit the release of confidential medical information. It is also an important reminder that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the OCDOH. The most important things you and your child can do:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer.
  • Keep your child home if sick.
  • Contact your primary care physician if your child displays symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your building administrators. Please join me in wishing a speedy and full recovery to all of our unwell Goshen family members.

Sincerely,

Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent of Schools