How the district reports positive COVID-19 cases

  • The General Brown Central School District is committed to being as transparent and providing as much information as possible with regard to COVID-19 in our school community. 

    We are in regular contact with the Jefferson County Public Health Service and, in the event of a positive case, we work closely with the health department to provide all necessary information to aid in contact tracing efforts.

    When a positive case of COVID-19 has been reported to the school district among General Brown students or staff members, an email and phone message notification to all employees and families is sent via School Messenger, and the information is posted on our website.

    Notification of a positive case will indicate the school in which the individual is connected. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other privacy laws restrict the district from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information, and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

    The school district and local health department will reach out to all contacts of an individual confirmed to have COVID-19 and advise on the need to quarantine and arrange testing for those exposed.