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Reclaim program to go remote due to staffing shortage

Due to a staffing shortage caused by COVID-19 contact quarantine requirements, our Reclaim program at West Learning Center in Apalachin will switch to full-remote learning until Monday, January 25.

As per state and federal guidelines, we are assisting with the Broome County Health Department's contact tracing investigation. Health department officials will contact all who may be involved in this instance.

Under state health guidelines, any person who was in contact with a confirmed case will be quarantined by the county health department for up to 14 days.

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as warranted. The health and safety of our students, staff and school community continues to be our top priority. We appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation as we work to ensure the safety of all concerned.

Covid-19 Schools Report Card

This is the link to the state's school district COVID-19 reporting site.

Please note: 
Broome-Tioga BOCES has been made aware of significant discrepancies in the data provided by New York State on its COVID-19 online report card. 
“The lab-reported COVID positive result count estimates the number of school-aged children (5-17 years old) who tested positive and reside within the area served by the school district. It may not reflect how many students attending a particular school or school district have been tested positive. The data comes from a NYSDOH database containing reported diagnostic results from all lab tests of New York State residents based on the addresses submitted with the test results.” 
In working with the Broome County Health Department, we have determined that the data/estimation being reported can be inaccurate. The state COVID report card may not accurately reflect the number of cases involving our school district.

We have brought these concerns to the attention of state health officials.

Please be assured that we are making every effort to be transparent with our residents/community in sharing information regarding cases impacting the school districts in our region. 

Reliable resources

Residents have ready access to sources that can provide expert advice and answers to questions that might arise concerning this new virus and related health concerns. Here are several.

Broome County COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Page:

State guidance for in-person attendance and more

Handling the seasonal flu amid the COVID-19 pandemic - CDC guidance

Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Frequently Asked Questions - Prevention
Prevention, Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Broome-Tioga BOCES   435 Glenwood Road Binghamton, NY 13905 Phone: (607) 763-3300
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