LP Middle-High School faces more COVID cases

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Middle-High School closed on Jan. 7 after staff members tested positive for COVID-19, and district Superintendent Roger Catania said Tuesday, Jan. 12 that he plans to reopen the school for in-person learning Tuesday, Jan. 19, a day after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, when quarantines for staff expire and they are able to return to work.

On Monday, Catania said in a Facebook post that one staff member and one student tested positive, in addition to a case at the FEH BOCES Adirondack Education Center, which forced a student and staff member from Lake Placid to quarantine.

“Given these changes we have decided not to implement the planned Phase Two reopening at this time,” Catania wrote. “This allows us to keep our exposure to a minimum until circumstances improve, and to minimize any further disruptions to students and staff members.”

Lake Placid Elementary School remains unaffected and open for in-person learning.

(Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn contributed to this report.)