UPDATED NEW INFORMATION and COVID-19 Cases

Please click below the dated information for any confirmed cases or details  in the letters concerning the Geneva Area City Schools ...

5/11/21: Positive GHS Students 

11th Grade Student (GHS) - last day at school on 5/6/21... tested positive on 5/9/21.  

12th Grade Student (GHS)-last day at school on 5/6/21 and at Prom on 5/7/21... tested positive on 5/11/21.  

10th Grade Student (GHS)- last day at school on 5/6/21 and at Prom on 5/7/21.... tested positive on 5/11/21.  

9th Grade Student (GHS)- last day at school on 5/10/21 (left early)... tested positive on 5/11/21.  

For the above cases - any close contacts are being reviewed or have already been asked to isolate.


May 4, 2021:  Positive Student at GHS (12th)

A 12th grade student at GHS had a positive test and the district was informed on 5/4/21.  The student's last day in school was Monday, 5/3/21.  Any necessary contact tracing is being reviewed. 

5/1/21-  Positive Student Case at GMS (8th)

8th grade student at GMS tested positive on Fri., 4/30/21.  Last day in school was Friday in the AM on 4/30/21.  Close contacts in the lunchroom and bus are being reviewed and quarantined. 

5/1/21 - Positive Staff Case at Austinburg

A staff member received a positive result on 4/30/21.  The staff member's last day in school was 4/27/21.  Due to close contacts / family: students at GHS (9th), GMS (6th) and Aust. (2nd) are isolated / quarantined. 

4/30/21 - Positive Student Case at GMS (7th) 

7th grade student tested positive for COVID-19 on 4/29/21.  Symptoms began 4/24/21 and the student's  last in school on 4/23/21. Close contacts will be examined in the lunchroom and bus. 

4/29/21 - Positive Student Case (GHS) - 9th Grade 

A 9th grade student tested positive as of 4/29/21 and the district was notified. The last day the student was in school was Tuesday, 4/27/21.  Any necessary contact tracing is being reviewed. 

4/29/21 - Positive Student Case (GPS) - 5th Grade

A 5th grade student at GPS tested positive as of today (4/29/21) and the district was notified.  The last day the student was in school was 4/22/21.  No contact tracing needed. 

4/28/21 - Positive Student Case (GMS) - 8th grade

An 8th grade  student tested positive on 4/28/21.  The student began with symptoms on 4/26/21 and the student's  last day at GMS  was 4/22/21.  

4/26/21 - Positive Staff Case ( Bus Garage)

A staff member tested positive on Monday, April 26th.  The last time the employee was at work was 4/23/21 in the afternoon.  Drove an athletic trip on Sat., 4/23/21.  Began showing symptoms on Sun., 4/25/21.   Any contact tracing needs are being reviewed. 

4/26/21 - Positive Student Case at GHS (11th) 

A student tested positive on 4/24/21 and the district was notified.  The student's last day in school was 4/23/21.  Close contacts were evaluated.  

4/22/21-  Positive Student Case at GMS (8th) 

A student tested positive on 4/21/21 and the district was notified.  The student's last day was 4/20/21.  Only one close contact will need to be quarantined from lunch seating. 

4/19/21 - Positive Staff Case ( Bus Garage)

A staff member tested positive on Monday, April 19th.  Symptoms began on 4/15/21 and the last time at work was Friday (AM) on 4/16/21.  Any contact tracing needs are being reviewed. 

4/19/21 - Positive Student Case through Head Start at Cork Elementary.  Last time in the school was 4/16/21. No tracing was necessary outside classroom setting. 

4/19/21 - Positive Student Case at GMS (8th) 

A student tested positive on 4/17/21 and the district was notified.  The student's last day was 4/14/21.  Close contacts on the bus and lunchroom were reviewed. 

4/16/21 - Confirmed Student Case (GMS) 

An 8th grade student tested positive on 4/15/21.  The student's last day at GMS was Thursday, 4/8/21.  Due to early symptoms and the students staying home, no contact tracing is necessary. 

An 8th grade student tested positive today (4/16/21).  The student's last day in school was yesterday (4/15/21). Close contacts at school and bus seating charts are being reviewed .  

A 6th grade student tested positive today (4/16/21).  The student's last day in school was Monday, 4/12/21.  Contacts from the school bus and school are being reviewed. 

4/12/21 - Confirmed Student Case (GHS) 

A 10th grade student at GHS tested positive.  The was sent home on 4/9/21 due to illness - which was her last day in school .  She tested on 4/9/21 and received results today. 

4/7/21 - Confirmed Student Case (GMS)

A 7th grade student at GMS was confirmed positive on 4/7/21.  The student's last day of school at GMS was on Monday, April 5th.  Close contacts are being reviewed from school and/or Bus #21. 

3/19/21 - Confirmed Staff Case (Aust.) 

A teacher at Austinburg had a positive case on 3/18/21.  The last day the teacher was at Austinburg was on 3/18/21. Contact tracing has been conducted at Austinburg and Cork (for time she spent there on 3/17/21).  

2/26/21 - Confirmed Student Cases (two at GPS) and a Staff Case at GHS:  

We had two students at GPS that tested positive :  Student #1 is a 3rd grade student - last day in school was 2/12/21 The student received a positive test on 2/23/21.   Student #2 is a 3rd grade student - last day in school was 2/23/21.  The student tested positive on 2/25/21.  Contact tracing is being completed for both students and any families will be notified.  

Staff member at GHS tested positive on 2/26/21.  Last day in school was 2/25/21 (the teacher went home during the day). The employee did receive the 1st administration of the vaccine on Wed., 2/24/21.  

2/11/21 - Confirmed Staff Case at GPS / Cork: We have a certified staff member who tested positive on 2/11/21.  The staff member's last day was 2/10/21 at GPS.  The staff member was also at Cork Elementary during the day and evening on 2/9/21.  Any close contacts have been contacted. 

2/8/21- Confirmed Student Cases at GMS:  We had a 7th grade students test positive on 2/6/21.  The student's last day in school was Tuesday, Feb. 2nd.  Close contacts are being evaluated in band, lunch and Bus #24. Other contacts will be contacted if necessary.   We had an 8th grade student test positive on 2/8/21.  The last day the student was in school was Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.  No additional contact tracing is necessary. 

2/1/21 - Confirmed Student Case at GMS:  We have a 7th grade student at GMS that tested positive on Sunday, 1/31/21.  The student's last day in school was on Friday, 1/29/21.  Bus charts and other close contacts are being reviewed and others will be quarantined if necessary. 

1/28/21 - Confirmed Student Case at GHS: We have a 9th grade student at GHS that tested positive on 1/27/21.  The student's last day at GHS was 1/26/21.

Confirmed Student Cases at GMS:  A 7th grade student at GMS tested positive on 1/27/21.  The last day the student was in school was 1/21/21.  The student attended the 7th grade basketball practice on 1/22/21.  Since that time, the team's schedule has been suspended.  

An 8th grade student at GMS tested positive on 1/28/21.  The student's last day was 1/25/21.  Close contacts are being notified and quarantined along with any close contacts on Bus #21.

1/27/21 - Confirmed Staff Case at GMS: We have a certified staff member that received a positive test on 1/26/21.  The staff members last day was Friday, 1/22/21.  Any close contacts or potential exposures will be notified.

Confirmed student case: An 8th grade student at GMS tested positive on 1/27/21.  The students last day at school was 1/21/21.  The student did practice with the MS basketball team on 1/22/21.  The 8th grade boys basketball season (practices and games) have been paused until at least 2/5/21.  

1/26/21 - Confirmed Staff and Student Case // Paused MS Athletic Team:

We have a certified staff member  at GMS that received a positive test today.  The last day the certified staff member was in school was on 1/22/21.  We have a 12th grade student at GHS that was positive as of yesterday (1/25/21).  The last day the student was in school was on Thursday, January 21, 2021. 

The 7th grade boys basketball season (practices and games) have been paused due to a suspected case and a positive family member of one of the players. Further results will be shared after testing.  The team's activities have been paused until 2/5/21 at this point. 

1/25/21 - CONFIRMED STUDENT CASES at GHS- A 9th grade student at GHS received a positive test and we were notified on 1/25/21.  The student's last day at GHS was on Friday, January 15, 2021.  At GHS, a 12th grade student received a positive test on 1/24/21.  The student's last day at GHS was Thursday, January 21, 2021.  This student was also at a HS wrestling event on Saturday, January 23rd.  Other schools have been notified and additional contact tracing is being conducted. 

1/21/21 - CONFIRMED STUDENT AND STAFF CASE - A 9th grade student  at Geneva High School tested positive on 1/21/21. The 9th grade student's  last day was 1/15/21 at GHS.  The student was involved in athletic activities during the weekend (1/17/21).  Contact tracing is being completed for any close contacts or additional quarantine orders. We had a teacher at GHS test positive on 1/20/21.  The teacher's last day at GHS was 1/15/21.  Any close contacts are being contacted. 

1/14/21 - CONFIRMED STUDENT CASES  - A 10th grade student and a 9th grade at Geneva High School tested positive on 1/14/21. The 10th grade student's  last day was 1/11/21 at GHS and the 9th grade student's last day was 1/12/21.  Both students were involved in afterschool activities (weight lifting - 10th grader on 1/11/21 and 9th grader in basketball at Perry on 1/12/21). Contact tracing is being completed for any close contacts or additional quarantine orders. 

During Winter Break: 12/19/20 - 12/31/20

The District was notified of three student cases ( one students from GMS / two students from GHS).  In addition, there were two certified staff members that received positive test results on 12/19/20 and 12/31/20.  Due to the holiday break, the individuals did not have contact with any others except for one students at GMS.  The student had contact with others through a school athletic practice on 12/29/20.  Students that needed to be isolated or quarantined were contacted. 

11/23/20 - CONFIRMED STAFF CASE - A noncertified staff member (Transportation / Austinburg) tested positive today (11/23/20).  The last day in the two positions was Friday, November 20th. 

https://5il.co/nb4e

11/22/20 - CONFIRMED STUDENT AND STAFF CASES - A 7th grade student at GMS tested positive on Friday, November 20th.  The last day in school was 11/10/20.  Two staff members tested positive:  One certified staff member at GMS / GHS - last day at GMS was Thursday, Nov. 19th with a positive test on 11/21/20.  The second staff at Transportation and Austinburg  - the non-certified staff member's last day at both locations was Monday, 11/16/20.  The staff member  was positive on 11/21/20.

https://5il.co/na9s

11/18/20 - CONFIRMED STUDENT CASE - A 9th grade student at Geneva High School tested positive today (11/18/20).  The last day he was in the building was Thursday, 11/12/20 during regular school hours. 

https://5il.co/n6t0

11/16/20 - CONFIRMED STUDENT CASE  - A kindergarten student at Geneva Platt R. Spencer tested positive on 11/15/20. We were informed on 11/16/20.  The students last day was 11/5/20 at GPS. 

https://5il.co/n4yw

11/14/20 and  11/15/20 - CONFIRMED STUDENT AND STAFF CASES - A 9th grade student at GHS tested positive on 11/14.  The student was last at GHS on Mon., November 9th.  A 10th grade student at GHS tested positive on 11/13/20.  The student was last at GHS on Thursday, Nov. 12th and at practice at Spire on Thursday, Nov. 12th in the evening.  A staff member (teacher) at Geneva Platt R. Spencer tested positive on 11/14/20.  The teacher was last in school at GPS on Fri., November 6th.  A staff member (teacher) tested positive on 11/15/20.  from Geneva Middle School.  The teacher was last at GMS on Thursday, November 12, 2020.  

11/15/20 - CONFIRMED STUDENT CASES - A 10th grade student from GHS tested positive today.  The student's last day was Thursday, November 12, 2020.  A 12th grade student from GHS tested positive today.  His last day in school was Thursday, November 12th. 

https://5il.co/n2pb

11/13/20 - CONFIRMED STUDENT CASE - One GMS student (7th grade) received a positive test today (11/13/20).  The student was at practice afterschool on Monday, November 9, 2020. The student is a remote education student for all other school times and days.

https://5il.co/n1yy

11/13/20 - CONFIRMED STUDENT CASE - One GMS student (7th grade) received a positive test today (11/13/20).  The student was last in school on Tuesday, November 10th and sent home from school.  He also attended practice afterschool on Monday, November 9, 2020. 

https://5il.co/n1pq

11/12/20 - CONFIRMED STUDENT CASE - One GMS student (7th grade) received a positive test today (11/12/20).  The student was last in school on Tuesday, November 10th and sent home from school.  He also attended practice afterschool on Monday, November 9, 2020. 

https://5il.co/n0ud

11/12/20 - CONFIRMED STAFF CASES (2):  A certified staff member / teacher at Cork had a positive test.  The employee was last in the building on Fri., Nov. 6th.  A non-certified staff member had a positive test.  The employee was last at GHS on Mon., Nov. 9th (leaving the building at 6:45 pm).  Both staff members received positive tests as of today. 

https://5il.co/n0op

11/12/20 - CONFIRMED STAFF CASE - A certified staff member / teacher at Austinburg had a positive test.  The employee's last day at work was Friday, November 6, 2020.  She was also briefly  in the building with no one else present on Saturday, November 7, 2020 to pick up materials.  The employee received a positive test result yesterday (11/11/20).  

https://5il.co/n06h

11/11/20 - CONFIRMED STUDENT CASES - (2) GHS students in 10th grade and (1) GMS student in 7th grade tested positive.  The district received information about the positive tests today.  See the attached letter for more detail about the dates of school for the various students. 

https://5il.co/myxl

11/11/20- CONFIRMED STUDENT CASE - A GHS student in 12th grade, tested positive.  The student was last in school on Thursday, Nov. 5th and also attended practice afterschool in the GHS gym.  The student received their positive test and we received notification from the family today. 

https://5il.co/myir

11/10/20 - CONFIRMED STAFF CASE - A certified staff  member / teacher at Austinburg had a positive test.  The employee's last day at work and in the building was Friday, November 6, 2020.  The employee received a positive test result today 

https://5il.co/mxjc

11/9/20 - CONFIRMED STAFF CASE - A non-certified staff member at GHS had a positive test.  The employees last day at work was Friday, November 6, 2020.  The employee received a test over the weekend. 

https://5il.co/mvx8

11/9/20 - CONFIRMED CASES - Two (2) GHS students - one in 10th grade and one in 11th grade.  Last day for both students in school was Thursday, November 5, 2020.

https://5il.co/mvsd

11/5/20 - CONFIRMED CASE One Geneva Platt R. Student (Kindergarten) - last day day in school Tuesday, November 3rd left the building at approximately 10:30 am on 11/3/20.  

https://5il.co/msvq

11/2/20 - CONFIRMED CASES Two (2) GHS students - both have not been in school since Oct. 23rd.  One of the students did attend practice/ afterschool activity  on Oct. 24th.  

https://5il.co/mo3x

11/2/20 - CONFIRMED CASE One (1) GHS student (10th grade) last day in school 10/27/20.  May be related to above case due to close contact. 

https://5il.co/mooc

10/12/20 - Confirmed COVID-19 case notification for a 10th grade student at GHS

https://5il.co/lzje

9/25/20 UPDATED INFORMATION for steps and procedures for any exposure or isolation / quarantine orders

Click to see information about steps taken by the district in any cases concerning students and staff.  

https://5il.co/lgi8


Case #1: 9/14/20GHS Student (Grade 12) 

 HS Student (Grade 12) Staff / Family Letter     https://5il.co/kz7a

 Additional Community Letter    https://5il.co/kz7u

Case #2:  9/14/20:  Aust. Student (Grade 2) 

Austinburg Elementary Student (Grade 2) Staff / Family Letter   https://5il.co/kzib


ROBO-CALL 9/15/20 - Good afternoon!  This is an important announcement for Austinburg Elem. and COVID-19 updates.  After further discussions with the Ashtabula County Health Department, Austinburg Elem. will reopen for Hybrid Group B on Thursday, Sept. 17th  and Friday, Sept. 18th.   Today and tomorrow, cleaning and sanitizing will be completed at Austinburg.  We will have some students from group A isolated and some staff members.  But after further discussion and review of the information, we will be able to reopen at Austinburg. on Thursday, Sept. 17th for Hybrid Group B.  In addition, for any COVID-19 updates, please check the website at genevaschools.org.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Stay safe...stay healthy ...and stay positive!