Monroe. Pine Tree Elementary closed after positive COVID-19 case is discovered

06 Oct 2020 | 02:45

Monroe-Woodbury Schools Superintendent Elsie Rodriguez closed Pine Tree Elementary School this week after the school district learned that there was one positive case and one presumed case of COVID-19 at the building.

In a letter to parents and guardians, Rodriguez wrote that the individuals were isolating.

She also wrote that the district’s health coordinator, Dr. Lisa Sassi, was working with the Orange County Department of Health (OCDOH) to identify those students and staff who may have been exposed. Anyone who was exposed to the individuals will be mandated to quarantine for 14 days from the last exposure date.

“After informing the OCDOH, the decision was made to close the Pine Tree Elementary school building for the remainder of the week (10/6-10/9) to allow for contact tracing and additional safety and health protocols,” Rodriguez wrote. “All Pine Tree students and staff will be on a fully remote schedule from Tuesday, October 6 through Friday, October 9.”

“Please know that the school district is doing everything we can to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff,” the superintendent added. “We will continue to collaborate with the OCDOH and rely on their guidance moving forward.”