Dear Putnam Valley School Community,

We were notified late this afternoon that three individuals at Putnam Valley Elementary School have tested positive for the COVID virus. District employees who are suspected to have been exposed will be contacted directly by building administration. Students who will be reported to the Department of Health as potential contacts will be notified via email.

We continue to work collaboratively with the Putnam County Department of Health as they conduct their case investigations. As required by law, we must maintain confidentiality, which prevents us from further identifying individuals.

As a reminder, if you believe at any point you may have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should self-quarantine and speak to your healthcare provider.  If you suspect your child is becoming ill, that child should stay home and you should consult with your physician.  Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle pain, fatigue, new onset of loss of taste and/or smell, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhea.

Visit the ”NY State Find a Test Site Near You” page and enter your address to view a list of the nearest testing sites. For more information on COVID-19, please call (866) 588-0195 or visit the Putnam County Department of Health at Putnam County Department of Health website.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools