Positive Case at CDE (1/12)

January 12, 2021

Dear Cairo-Durham Families,

The District was notified today that a substitute teacher at Cairo-Durham Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last present in school on Monday, January 11th. We continue to work closely with the Greene County Department of Health and follow their guidance each time our district has a positive case. As we work to complete contact tracing, a representative of our school district or the county health department will reach out to parents of students who were in close contact with the positive individual and need to be placed on precautionary quarantine.

At this point it appears that a single elementary classroom will be required to temporarily pivot to remote instruction effective Wednesday, January 13th as a precaution. We are in the process of contacting the impacted families directly. We encourage you to offer your full cooperation if you are contacted by a representative of the county DOH or our school district. If you are not contacted by a representative, there is no further action needed on your part.

The DOH has advised that it is safe for CDE to remain open at this time and operations can continue as planned. Any updates or changes will be communicated. Please be reminded that our schools are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected regularly, and our rigorous health and safety protocols such as masks/face coverings are working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools.

While I understand that you would like additional details, we are not permitted by privacy laws to disclose any personally identifiable information. Anyone with questions and/or who needs to report a COVID-19 related health issue should contact their child’s principal.

As always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this unprecedented school year.


Michael Wetherbee
Superintendent of Schools