Watertown City Schools, IHC confirm new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — Two school districts in Watertown confirmed new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

Both Watertown City School District and Immaculate Heart Central School alerted the community on Wednesday of new positive COVID-19 cases affecting students and staff.

Watertown City School District Superintendent Patricia LaBarr confirmed that a student from North Elementary, a student from Case Middle School and a student from Watertown High School all tested positive for the coronavirus.

LaBarr confirmed that the District is currently working with Jefferson County Public Health to perform contact tracing.

As of January 21, the following COVID-19 data is the most current for the Watertown City School District.

Student COVID-19 casesStaff/teacher COVID-19 casesTotal
Knickerbocker Elementary527
North Elementary4610
Ohio Street Elementary538
Sherman Elementary314
Starbuck Elementary011
Harold T. Wiley Intermediate8412
Case Middle School10313
Watertown High School12820
Total75

Additionally on Wednesday, Immaculate Heart Central Principal Daniel Charlebois confirmed that a staff member at the Junior/ Senior High School tested positive for the virus.

According to Charlesbois, the staff member has not been at school, resulting in no risk of exposure to students or staff members.

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