The Westchester County Department of Health has the primary responsibility for contact tracing for public schools in Westchester County. Effective contact tracing is a joint collaborative effort, however, and the Dobbs Ferry School District will assist this important work by providing staff and student lists, schedules and other information necessary to identify exposed individuals.
If a student, faculty or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, we will immediately notify the Westchester Department of Health:
- 914-813-5110 (weekday hours)
- 914-813-5000 (evening and weekend hours)
Contact tracers will tell potentially infected persons that they were exposed; they will not disclose the identity of the person to whom they were exposed.
Individuals who are exposed to someone with COVID-19 will be required to quarantine for 14 days from the day they were last exposed. Please note that a negative test does not release an individual from quarantine.
The District’s COVID-19 Coordinator, Andrew Klaich, will be working closely with the Westchester County Department of Health and our District physician and will be responsible for coordinating contact tracing efforts for the District. At the building level, our Assistant Principals will be responsible for supporting this work.
For additional information about contact tracing in schools, please see the Westchester County Department of Health COVID-19 FAQ for Schools, dated August 10, 2020.
General information about contact tracing in Westchester County can be found on the Westchester County Department of Health website, under the “Contact Tracing” tab.