Dear South Country Central School District Community,

As reported on our website last week, Friday, December 7, we were notified of a possible case of Rubella, also known as German measles, at Bellport High School. Last evening, we were informed that a second faculty member at the high school has tested “indeterminate” for an active level of infection for Rubella. It was not a positive test indicating the disease of Rubella.

As was done previously, the Suffolk County Department of Health has been notified and will investigate the case as is their protocol for any report of possible infectious disease.

The staff member is at home and will remain so until fully cleared in consultation with their doctor(s) and our district doctor. 

As a reminder, additional information regarding Rubella, can be found by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov. We have also posted signs and symptoms of Rubella to the district website. Should your child experience any of the symptoms, please contact your doctor immediately and notify your school nurse.

We appreciate your attention and understanding.

Dr. Joseph Giani
Superintendent