Confirmed positive COVID-19 test at Mary J. Tanner

Confirmed positive COVID-19 test at Mary J. Tanner

A statement to the Granville Central School District from Superintendent Thomas McGurl regarding a positive COVID-19 test at Mary J. Tanner school:

“Good Afternoon,

The Granville CSD has been made aware of an individual in our Mary J. Tanner building that has tested positive for COVID 19. The individual was in school on 1/12 and received a positive test result on 1/14.

The district has contacted the Washington County Department of Health and is working in conjunction with them to assist with contact tracing.

As a result of the exposure and an unrelated staff shortage, the Mary J. Tanner building will be switching to remote learning on 1/15/21 and will return to in-person instruction on 1/19/21.

This will permit the Department of Health to effectively conduct contact tracing. The county will contact any individuals who will be required to quarantine due to the exposure. Those that are identified are being informed that they must quarantine for 10 days from the point of contact.

To date, we have been extremely fortunate as this is our first positive that has impacted the school directly. To avoid repeated interruptions to our program, I would urge everyone to continue to adhere to all health and safety protocols while in school, at home and out in the community.

Please be safe and stay healthy,
Thomas D. McGurl”