“Having the students back is a celebration for all of us,” Dunkirk Schools Superintendent Michael Mansfield said Tuesday. Then, he discussed the nearly inevitable flip side of that: Some of those students have COVID-19 issues.
There are currently 10 active positive cases, including seven among high school students. The district has 75 children in quarantine.
As of early September, 83 percent of all district staff members were vaccinated against COVID-19, Mansfield said. He said roughly 40 percent of students aged 12 and over were vaccinated. The vaccine is not yet available for people under age 12.
“One is too many but looking so far at what’s going on around us, so far, we’re holding our own,” he said during the school board meeting.
The school district has had 42 positive COVID-19 tests since Sept. 9 among faculty and staff, Mansfield said during a presentation to the Dunkirk Board of Education.
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