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Salamanca Schools To Go Virtual For Precaution

SALAMANCA — Possible COVID-19 exposure concerns to students and staff within the community prompted the Salamanca City Central School District to close all buildings Thursday and Friday and switch to virtual learning.

No positive tests have been announced.

However, in a news release Wednesday, district officials said they were monitoring a “number of possible exposures” to COVID-19 within the community. School administration have been in contact with the Cattaraugus County Department of Health and confirmed there are no positive first contact diagnoses at this time.

“While we have no positive/confirmed cases, we are continuing to monitor the situations closely,” the district said in its release. “As a result, and out of an abundance of caution, all afternoon school activities are cancelled for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.

“All schools (Prospect, Seneca Intermediate, High School and Warrior Academy) will be closed to in-person instruction and be virtual on Thursday, Oct. 15, and Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, and after school activities will be cancelled as well to allow our buildings and grounds staff to implement our cleaning protocols in accordance with our reopening plan.”

Additional information will be forthcoming about food service delivery.

“The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority and while there are no positive cases, we are taking this proactive measure to ensure maximum safety.

“We will follow up with more information as it becomes available. You may also visit our school website, at www.salamancany.org and our Facebook page for the latest updates.”

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