Three staff members and two students at Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the district announced Saturday.
The positive test results were received within 24 hours of the district’s announcement, according to Superintendent Jeffrey Holbrook.
“There is nothing more important to Hopewell-Loudon than the safety and health of our students, our staff and their families. We are working directly with county health officials to address this situation,” Holbrook wrote in a letter to parents, staff, and community members.
Holbrook said Hopewell-Loudon will continue to follow all COVID-19 related safety procedures. The Seneca County General Health District has been notified of the test results and will conduct contact tracing.
“Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff and community members. It is important to remember that children are greatly influenced by the reactions of adults when facing difficult circumstances. I encourage everyone to remain calm and to be empathetic and respectful to those affected,” Holbrook said.
You can read Holbrook’s full letter to Hopewell-Loudon parents, staff, and community members by clicking here.