WANTAGH-SEAFORD, NY — Two students at Wantagh Elementary School and Seaford High School tested positive this week for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, state records showed.
The Seaford Union Free School District told parents it learned Monday that a high-schooler contracted the virus. This was the first recorded case at the high school this school year, and the fourth student in the district to test positive over the last month.
Seaford High School students learn using a rotation of in-person and remote learning days. The high-schooler who contracted the virus must quarantine under Department of Health guidelines and cannot return to school until a negative test is submitted.
School officials closed off areas of the building that the student used for cleaning and disinfection. All Seaford public schools reopened Tuesday, as health officials did not advise the district to quarantine.
The Wantagh student also tested positive Monday and last attended class Friday, News 12 reported. The school was cleaned over the weekend and reopened Monday as well.
Wantagh Elementary School is currently on a full-time, in-person learning model.
A student has tested positive at each of Seaford Harbor, Seaford Manor and Seaford Middle schools as well this year, state records showed.
School districts across Long Island have seen coronavirus cases in the opening days and weeks of the new school year, including Mineola, Seaford, Syosset, Oyster Bay, New Hyde Park, Great Neck, Plainview, Levittown and Hicksville.