COVID-19 UPDATES FROM OUTREACH TUXEDO
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MOST RECENT COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE VILLAGE OF TUXEDO PARK
Living in Tuxedo Park & COVID-19
Message from the Mayor.
One cannot understate the impact of the tragic loss of our loved ones during this pandemic. Our prayers go out to everyone who has lost a loved one. The pandemic has taken its toll on our economy as well. Unfortunately, some businesses will not recover. But we move forward, despite the adversity. As I sit here writing this message, the Olympics are playing in my living room. In the background, I hear the commentators discussing our athlete's road to the Olympics, American stories of grit and determination, and I am inspired.
We will come out of this pandemic, not the same, changed forever, but we will come out of it, and we will move forward.
Those of us who live in Tuxedo Park have much to be thankful for because our community provides the best in peacefulness, beauty, and the ability to enjoy the fresh air in all seasons. We are a gated community with exceptional security, and we were able to coexist with each other with no community spread through June of 2021. This is extraordinary.
During the COVID-19 "Stay-at-Home" order, we were at peak capacity, with over 100% occupancy of the majority of our 332 homes. Fresh air, road safety measures, and our geographic location each played a role in staying two steps ahead of this virus. I decided to get the vaccine in March 2021. I received both Moderna jabs.
Recently we are experiencing a slight uptick and have had our case of community spread. With quick and thoughtful disclosure, it has remained minimal.
Latest COVID-19 UPDATES
Reported Cases in Tuxedo Park - The number of known cases COVID-19 from January 2021 through June 2021 is unknown. We began informally tracking cases again in July when the CDC reported on breakthrough cases (vaccinated individuals).
In July 2021, to date, we had a total of seven known cases of COVID-19. Six of the seven cases are breakthrough cases (vaccinated individuals) with two suspected cases of community-spread. As of July 30, 2021, six of the seven people have recovered, and the seventh most recent case is reaching the end of their recovery. Meaning by mid-week we will not have any active cases. I am not aware of any current hospitalizations. Contact tracing of cases is done at the county and state levels.
Considering the census population of 623 Tuxedo Park residents and the fact that we have hundreds of non-residents entering the Park daily to work or visit our residents and clubs, our number of cases is not a cause for alarm. Each month we average 15,000 vehicles passing through our gates. However, cases in Orange County are rising rapidly, and the CDC has published a caution regarding masks today - August 2, 2021. Please refer to the CDC for the latest guidance on masks, social distancing, hygiene, and vaccinations.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have verifiable information to share to help me keep the cases updated at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TUFSD Positive Case 9-16-21
Dear Tuxedo Families, Faculty and Staff:
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that Tuxedo UFSD was notified of an individual at George Grant Mason Elementary School who has tested positive for COVID-19. This is a new case that has been reported to the District. Due to HIPAA, we are legally prohibited from disclosing any personally identifiable information about the individual or family.
Any staff member or parent/guardian of a child who has been exposed has already been notified of this exposure and directed to quarantine by the school nurse. If your child has been told to quarantine they will not be able to participate in after-school activities.
As always, the health and safety of students and employees is our top priority. We appreciate your continued support.
Jeffrey T. White
Superintendent of Schools