Two Wallkill schools revert to remote learning because of high COVID-19 cases

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WALLKILL – Two schools in the Wallkill Central School District have reverted to remote learning because of the high number of COVID-19 cases.

Schools Superintendent Kevin Castle said the district was advised on Monday, October 26 that a student at John G. Borden Middle School tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in attendance on October 21, he said.

A total of 23 students and 13 staff members have been identified to be in proximate contact of the student and will be mandated to quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure, Castle said. They will be contacted by the Ulster County Health Department as well as a school district representative.

The superintendent said due to the high number of faculty and staff who have been mandated to quarantine at both the senior high school and Borden Middle School, both schools have pivoted to remote learning through November 6. In-person learning at both schools is expected to resume on November 9.

The elementary schools are not impacted and are continuing with in-person learning.