Nov. 13: GHS student tests positive, DOH determines no risk to classmates

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

After consulting with officials from the Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH), it was found that the infected student was not in school during his/her infectious period. The student was learning remotely prior to becoming symptomatic. Because the student wasn’t in school or on school grounds while infectious, officials at OCDOH are confident that there is no risk of exposure to other students and/or employees.¬†

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.

We have sent several notifications about positive cases within our school community. Please remember that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the OCDOH:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Call your primary care physician if you display symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Follow any quarantine instructions you may receive from the OCDOH. When you are in quarantine, it means you are to stay home and separate yourselves from others for 14 days.

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

Sincerely,

Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent of Schools