Bedford schools close down after staff member self-quarantines pending coronavirus test results

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Bedford is the latest school district to close down because of coronavirus concerns.

In a statement, the Bedford Central School District says that a staff member from Fox Lane Middle School has been recommended to self-quarantine pending test results.

The district say it is closing all schools today and Friday to “thoroughly sanitize all of our district facilities.”

The district has also canceled all activities, events and meetings scheduled to take place in its schools through Sunday, March 15. This includes a postponement of the SATs scheduled for Saturday, March 14.  The new date is Saturday, March 28.

This evening’s scheduled Board of Education meeting is postponed. More details regarding the new date for this meeting will be forthcoming. All transportation, including students in out of district programs and private schools, is also canceled. 

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