Dear Putnam Valley Community:

We are sending this letter for informational purposes in order to keep our community advised of a situation that has come to our attention.  We have been informed by the Putnam County Department of Health, that an employee of the Putnam Valley Central School District, located at our elementary school, may have Hepatitis A. There has been no confirmation of this diagnosis at this time. Please be advised that the employee does not work for our food service provider.

We are awaiting results of testing which we should receive on Monday, October 30. As advised by the Putnam  County Department of Health, there is no action to be taken; however, we wanted to alert our community that we are working closely with the Department of Health and our school physician to ensure that all proper protocols and procedures are in place in the event a diagnosis of Hepatitis A is confirmed.

Upon learning of the possibility that one of our employees may have Hepatitis A, we immediately contacted our school physician and the Putnam County Department of Health.  We immediately took precautionary measures by sanitizing all areas of contact in the elementary school.

You can find information about Hepatitis A on the CDC website at:

Once again, we want to emphasize that this letter is informational only, and we do not have confirmation at this time.

We will provide additional information as it becomes available.


Dr. Frances Wills
Superintendent of Schools