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Penfield High School basketball team under mandatory quarantine after COVID-19 case

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Monroe County Post

The Penfield Central School District announced that the High School basketball team is under a mandatory quarantine due to a COVID-19 case.

The Penfield Central School District says the Monroe County Department of Public Health notified them that a student was diagnosed with COVID-19 and last attended school on Sept. 18. The student is a member of the boys' varsity basketball team and as a result, MCDPH made the decision to quarantine the entire basketball team out of an abundance of caution.

“While I understand that this quarantine raises concerns, it demonstrates that the contact tracing process is working,” said Superintendent Thomas Putnam. “We appreciate the guidance and support of the Monroe County Department of Public Health in these matters and understand their cautious approach in ensuring the health and safety of our students,”

The MCDPH determined that the student was not infectious while in school and there is no risk of exposure in the school building.