Remote Watertown students test positive for COVID-19

Remote Watertown students test positive for COVID-19
Watertown High School (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Two Watertown City School District students have tested positive for COVID-19.

In an email, Superintendent Patti LaBarr says both students are studying remotely from home and have not been in any district building.

She says the district will continue to disinfect all buildings and Jefferson County Public Health will evaluate the positive students and communicate anyone who may have been contact with them.

LaBarr tells 7 News the school district wanted to be up front about the information. She says the two students were tested on their own, not through the school.

Public health is required to notify the school about the students' results, said LaBarr.

Following the district’s own reopening policy, LaBarr says she’s releasing the information to the public. She says it’s best to be transparent.

The information will also be reported on the state’s online COVID-19 report card.

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