Contact tracing and quarantine notification update

 As COVID cases remain high in our region, we want to clarify how the contact tracing and quarantine notification process will be conducted.  

 The Chenango County Department of Health initially instructed Unadilla Valley and other area schools to defer to the DOH this school year regarding contact tracing and quarantine notifications. With the continued high level of cases in our region, timely notification from DOH isn’t always possible. The county health department has since requested that school districts become more involved in the process in order to better assist them and ensure those who may need to quarantine find out as soon as possible.

 What this means is that families should follow instructions from school staff supporting this effort and/or the DOH. 

 Here are ways you can help:

  • If you have not been contacted in regard to a suspected or confirmed COVID case and believe that you should be, please contact the school district.
  • If your child tests positive via a test conducted outside of the school district (i.e. at your family’s health care provider), please let us know about that test result as soon as possible. 
  • If you have had your child vaccinated through an outside provider, please also let us know they have been vaccinated and be prepared to show proof of vaccination.
  • Families who have children in quarantine will need to provide the district with the release from quarantine paperwork before the student can return to the building. 

If you need to contact the health office regarding any questions about the above items, please contact Jessica Stratton at, 847-7500, ext. 4124.

If you have any questions about the district’s COVID policies in general, please reach out COVID Coordinator Kevin Nial, 847-7500, ext. 3211

Thank you.