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Shoreham-Wading River School District Closes Due To COVID-19 Exposure

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A school bus. Photo Credit: File photo

This story has been updated.

The Shoreham-Wading River Central School District is closed on Monday, March 9 after it announced a faculty member may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

The cancellation was announced in a robocall in which Superintendent Gerard Poole said he was informed the spouse of a staff member was diagnosed COVID-19 positive.

"Students that are on the bus at the high school or the middle school will remain on the buses and those students will be sent back home through the bus company," Poole said.

The district said Tuesday will be a normal school day "for all of our district and we look forward to seeing our students and staff."

"I know that the unexpected closure of school created disturbances in each of your lives and I appreciate your understanding as we worked through this unprecedented situation," said Poole. "Please be assured that the decision to close today was not one that the district made lightly.

"The information we received early this morning was limited and initially indicated that a member of our security team might have been exposed to an individual with the coronavirus."

Poole noted that "it was further confirmed by the Department of Health that no individual in our district has tested positive for the coronavirus as of this writing."

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