Middletown staffer being tested while several school districts in the region closed as precaution

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MID-HUDSON – Several school districts in the Hudson Valley are closed today – Friday – as a precaution as more suspected cases of the coronavirus are cropping up.

Middletown closed its school because officials were informed late Thursday that a member of the district’s health staff is under self quarantine “while awaiting test results” for the virus.

The post on the district’s website said they are not aware of any confirmed cased of COVID-19 in the Middletown district, but closing today “is the best course of action.”

In districts that remained open, dozens of students have stayed home. In the Minisink Valley Central School District, one high school class had seven students show up in a class that usually has about 30 students.

The Newburgh Enlarged City School District is also open, but Kingston and Monroe are among those that are closed.