A Niagara Falls elementary school has closed due to a positive COVID-19 case.

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Maple Avenue Elementary School in Niagara Falls will be closed from Monday until further notice due to the positive COVID-19 case, according to WIVB. Niagara Falls School District's Superintendent Mark Laurrie confirmed the news.  There was no announcement about whether the person was a school employee or a student.

"I think that in an effort to be abundantly safe, it’s best to close Maple Avenue for in-person instruction for the foreseeable future.” ~ Niagara Falls School District's Superintendent Mark Laurrie via WIVB

The District has been working with the Niagara County Health Department since yesterday, Sunday, September 27, 2020.  Laurrie said calls will be made to people who may have been exposed to the person, so the Health Department can conduct its contact tracing.

Teachers are allowed to enter the school from 8 am to 10 am today, Monday, September 29, 2020, to pick up anything they might need to conduct virtual learning, if needed.  Laurrie said that laptops may be distributed to students, if needed. Auto-dialer calls will also provide additional information.

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