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Positive Covid Case 11/9/2020 at Sedan Elementary

Dear USD 286 Families,

Today, Sedan Elementary was notified by the Chautauqua County Health Department that a student at has tested positive for COVID-19.

a grey red and white illustration of the COVID virus

Per our established protocol, we have temporarily closed off all areas of the building that the student used in the past several days so that we can thoroughly clean and disinfect the spaces. We are also in contact with the Chautauqua County Department of Health and will take the steps necessary to protect the health of our students and staff. The individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to return to school for at least 14 days and we have quarantined those classrooms. We will be working to put a modified quarantine in place for affected students and some extra preventive measures in place of all other students.  


The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Some have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Individuals who need medical care should call their medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. Parents of students exhibiting flu-like symptoms or staff exhibiting flu-like symptoms are asked to contact a school nurse, local health authorities or the Chautauqua County Department of Health.


We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we know more. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.




Kay L. Hill