Dear PS 107 Families,
I am writing to inform you of one more positive case of COVID that was reported to me this morning. The individual was last in the building on Friday, 3/11 and because of the individual's role in the school, many classes were exposed. All families of children who were exposed were notified via email (not Konstella) by me.
We are concerned about the uptick in COVID cases at PS 107. Currently, we have 5 active cases, where students or staff members are still isolating. Since the mask mandate was lifted on Monday, 3/7, seven cases have been reported to me. Cases are mostly clustered in one class, which is indicative of in-class transmission. The DOE will not consider closing a class unless there are 10 positive cases in one class. As a result, we will be taking the following steps to try to interrupt possible transmission in school:
- Strongly recommend that students/staff who are exposed to COVID wear well-fitting masks through Day 10 following exposure.
- Have students who are in a class with a cluster of cases eat outdoors, weather-permitting. (Parents may opt-out of this if they prefer.)
- Send home COVID test kits with every PS 107 student on Monday. Please administer the first test when your child comes home on Monday and the second test 5 days later (unless your child develops symptoms, in which case you should administer the second test immediately).
I have attached the DOE's formal notification about the latest case. If you have questions about this, please feel free to reach out directly. Finally, many, many thanks for your support as we try to stop COVID in its tracks at PS 107.