2 remote students in Watertown City School District test positive for COVID-19

News release

WATERTOWN, NY — This morning, the Watertown City School District was informed by the Jefferson County Department of Public Health that two students tested positive for COVID-19.

These students are fully remote students and have not been in physical attendance at any building in the district.

Per the directives set by the NYSDOH and NYSED, crews will continue to disinfect the district’s buildings.

Jefferson County Department of Public Health will evaluate the individuals who tested positive, and handle communication with individuals who may have been in contact with them to determine the risk of exposure.

We will continue to work with Jefferson County Public Health, following their recommendations and directives on how to proceed.

We will make further announcements when necessary through our website and our social media platforms.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the following websites:

CDC:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

NYSDOH:
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Jefferson County Public Health:
https://co.jefferson.ny.us/departments/PublicHealth

The health and safety of our students, staff, and the surrounding community is our first priority.