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Two classes remote due to COVID positives at NFEC
Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES
Monday, December 21, 2020

On Friday, Dec. 18,  leadership at North Franklin Educational Center was notified that a student in P-TECH and a student in the Health Occupations CTE class had both tested positive for COVID-19.

Both of those classes were sent remote for the rest of the day on Friday, and they will remain remote through the end of Christmas break. We believe that it’s unlikely that COVID-19 was transmitted to others in the classrooms, but we decided to keep those students remote out of an abundance of caution.

In both cases, the last time the student was in class was Tuesday, Dec. 15. One was tested on Wednesday and the other on Thursday. Both students had been in contact with someone who had previously tested positive. Franklin County Public Health is in the process of conducting contact tracing for these cases.

We followed our reopening plan in dealing with this situation, and we remain confident that the plan will let us keep as many students in person as possible while dealing with exposures quickly and keeping students and staff as safe as possible.