Confirmed COVID-19 cases, at NFA, Cornwall High School

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GOSHEN – Two more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Orange County.

A Cornwall Central School District employee at the high school has tested positive, said Superintendent of Schools Neal Miller.

In Newburgh, Schools Superintendent Dr. Roberto Padilla also announced Tuesday evening that a person tested positive at Newburgh Free Academy North.

In both cases, officials were notified by the Orange County Health Department.

“Based on information provided, we believe that March 11 was the only date this individual was present at the (Cornwall) high school and, to our knowledge, this employee had very limited contact with staff and no contact with students,” said Miller.

The employee will not be permitted to come back to work until cleared by the department of health.

Padilla said the individual who contracted the virus in Newburgh is someone is regularly at NFA North.

Anyone who was at the north campus on Wednesday, March 11 and is symptomatic should contact their healthcare provider, the superintendent said.

Miller said the health department advises that “people who are symptomatic need to pay special attention to their symptoms and contact their healthcare provider if they are experiencing symptoms.”

The best way to prevent, or minimum, the virus is to engage in social distancing and be aware of anyone who appears sick, health department officials said.