CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, IRVING, N.Y. – The Seneca Nation announced this morning that the Cattaraugus Early Childhood Learning Center will remain closed today, Friday, October 16, 2020. The facility was closed yesterday afternoon, when a worker at the facility learned they had tested positive for COVID-19.
The entire building will undergo a thorough deep cleaning and sanitization today, and will re-open on Monday, October 19.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we are keeping the ECLC in Cattaraugus closed for the day,” said Seneca Nation President Rickey Armstrong, Sr. “We will take every precaution necessary to keep our people and our territories safe and to ensure a safe environment for our students and workers at the ECLC.”
Upon learning of the situation, the Nation immediately notified all families of students at the ECLC. In accordance with Seneca Nation protocols, all workers, students and parents entering are screened before entering the ECLC.
“I want to encourage all community residents to please remain vigilant in protecting their families and our community against the spread of the virus. The pandemic is not over,” President Armstrong added. “Let’s continue to work together and practice safe habits, including the use of masks, social distancing and regular hand washing, to keep one another safe.”