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Coronavirus case forces closure of special-education school in West Harrison

A new case of coronavirus forced the closure of a private school located in West Harrison.

News 12 Staff

Jul 23, 2020, 9:15 PM

Updated 1,425 days ago

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A new case of coronavirus forced the closure of a private school located in West Harrison.
Reach Academy is a special-education school where dozens of kids are back to remote learning after a person tested positive for coronavirus. It is part of the Greenburgh-North Castle school district.
It's unclear whether it was staff or a student who tested positive.
It comes just 2 ½ weeks after the school district reopened Reach Academy for in-person instruction at minimum capacity.
Members of the district say safety protocols were enforced, including wearing masks, social distancing, health screening and hybrid learning.
After learning about the first positive case Wednesday night, the union president for teachers in the district said this can happen anywhere.
Students will continue remote learning until further notice. The Westchester County Department of Health says it is working with Reach Academy to test students and staff who were near the person who tested positive and to make sure they quarantine.
County officials say that person is isolating at home and hasn't been at the school since July 17.
 


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