One person attending graduation tests positive for COVID-19

Dear Florida Union Free School District School Community,

We have been notified that an attendee at the S.S. Seward Institute Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, June 26, has tested positive for Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19).

We have conferred with the Orange County Department of Health. While it is believed the risk for transmission is low, in the interest of full disclosure, we are notifying the school community of this incident.

Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of individuals with COVID-19. Please remember that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the New York State Department of Health and Orange County Department of Health including hand washing, avoiding gatherings, wearing masks and staying home when ill. Please seek medical attention if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

We believe that the protocols in place in our schools and at our outdoor events will help minimize the spread of this virus to others. We encourage everyone to remain vigilant. Stay safe and healthy.


Jan Jehring
Superintendent of Schools