On Saturday, January 2, Sag Harbor Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols announced that the district would not return for in-person classes for the next week as a result of the increase in test positivity rates in Suffolk County and the likelihood of more cases emerging following the holiday break.
“The Suffolk County COVID test positive rate has risen dramatically over the last few weeks,” said Mr. Nichols in a message to the school community. “Multiple students, faculty and staff have had to quarantine due to the increased prevalence of the virus in our school community. To decrease the risk of spread due to holiday travel and gatherings, the Sag Harbor Schools will move to remote instruction from Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 8.
“This proactive measure will better position our schools to reopen for in-person instruction in the near future,” continued Mr. Nichols in his message. “Thank you for understanding and cooperation in helping keep members of our school community safe. Enjoy the rest of your winter break.”