A Message from Sherburne-Earlville Superintendent

March 27, 2020

Dear Sherburne-Earlville Community,

I was advised today that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in contact with the Chenango County Health Department to conduct an investigation and contact any staff or community members who may have been exposed.

News like this can be received with mixed emotions from our community. As always, the safety and health of our students and staff are our top priority. We continue to work to support our students, families, and employees during this difficult time and appreciate your cooperation.

If you have questions regarding COVID-19, please contact: Chenango County Health Dept.: 607-337-1660 https://www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health Bassett Healthcare: 607-547-5555 https://www.bassett.org/covid-19 UHS Nurse Direct: 607-763-5555 https://www.nyuhs.org/ NYS Department of Health: 888-364-3065 https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

If you or a family member are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please do not go to the emergency room or your health care provider without calling first. They will provide you with further guidance.
Please remember that social distancing and good hygiene are our best defenses against Coronavirus.

Stay home and do not go out in public unless you have to.
We know this time may be stressful on employees, students and families. If you feel the need to talk to someone, the state has established a new Mental Health Hotline at 1-844-863-9314.

More COVID-19 resources are available online here:
Chenango County Health Department
https://www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health/nursing/virus.php
Sherburne-Earlville Coronavirus Information Webpage
https://www.secsd.org/CoronavirusInformation.aspx

Sincerely,
Eric Schnabl