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HOLTSVILLE, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — A student at Chippewa Elementary School in Holtsville has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Sachem Central School District.

Christopher Pellettieri, superintendent for Sachem Schools, made the announcement in a letter posted on the school district’s website on Monday.

“We would like to inform you that we have recently received information about a confirmed case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with one student at Chippewa,” Pellettieri wrote. “Cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed locations have been completed. As the COVID-19 situation in our country and our community is rapidly evolving, we urge you to take all necessary precautions to limit coronavirus spread in our community.”

OnSachem has reached out to Sachem Schools to find out if any students in the school will be required to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

The school district reopened for the school year last Wednesday, Sept. 9, following extensive safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the pandemic continues.

For the start of the school year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of the COVID-19 Report Card to show the latest data for every school and every district, including Sachem. As of noon Monday, the Report Card does not reflect the COVID-19 case announced. The Report Card is at https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov.

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