Gouverneur cancels in-person learning through Christmas break

Gouverneur cancels in-person learning through Christmas break
Gouverneur Central School District (Source: WWNY)

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (WWNY) - Gouverneur Central School will stay on remote learning because of COVID-19 at least through Christmas break.

In a Facebook video, superintendent Lauren French said, “we are going to remain closed until a decision is made closer to reopening on January 4.

“This decision, while not an easy one to make, it is at least consistent with what we’ve been trying to do, which is to keep people safe, not only our scholars, but our employees,” she said,

She said the action is designed to keep people safe “until we hit Christmas break and our behavior over Christmas break will certainly indicate our ability to open safely in January.”

Seven more people had either tested positive or had to quarantine from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday afternoon, when the video was posted.

At that point, 29 people were either in quarantine or had tested positive.

Students at BOCES Southwest Tech in Fowler and the Agriculture Academy in Ogdensburg will still attend in person, she said, because neither school is having a COVID-19 surge.

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