COVID-19 Update

CA BOCES Update – April 14, 2021

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/
Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department


CA BOCES Update – March 30, 2021

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. As our CA BOCES community prepares for the upcoming spring recess, and with an increase of cases in our region, caution is still recommended if you are traveling outside of NYS. Quarantine requirements for travel outside of NYS will change April 1st. Follow the current guidelines here:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-quarantine-domestic-travel-will-no-longer-be-required-starting-april

 

Please continue to practice good hygiene by washing hands, social distancing, and wearing a mask.


CA BOCES Update – March 18, 2021

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/
Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department


CA BOCES Update – March 10, 2021

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/
Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department


CA BOCES Update – March 1, 2021

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/
Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department


CA BOCES Update – February 18, 2021

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/
Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department


CA BOCES Update – February 9, 2021

Our CTE Centers in Belmont, Ellicottville, and Olean are open for in-person instruction in all programs. We continue to work with both Cattaraugus and Allegany County Health Departments in identifying any individuals who meet the current criteria for quarantine orders, if applicable. Additionally, students in all CTE programs should follow the attendance instruction received from either their home district or from their CTE instructor. COVID-19 health practices – social distancing, masking, and regular sanitizing – will continue at all CABOCES locations. If you have questions or need more information please contact Mr. James Schifley, Assistant Superintendent for CTE at (716) 376-8371.


CA BOCES Update – February 1, 2021

Due to a potential increase in new quarantine orders, the Animal Science program at the CA BOCES CTE Center at Belmont will follow remote instruction until Wednesday, February 3. Students, parents, and all component districts have been notified. All other programs and activities at that center will proceed as scheduled. Our CTE Centers at Ellicottville and Olean are not impacted and will follow their regular schedules. COVID health practices – social distancing, masking and regular sanitizing – will continue at all CABOCES locations. If you have questions or need more information please contact Mr. James Schifley, Assistant Superintendent for CTE at (716) 376-8371.


CA BOCES Update – January 27, 2021

Our CTE Centers in Belmont, Ellicottville, and Olean are open for in-person instruction in all programs. We continue to work with both Cattaraugus and Allegany County Health Departments in identifying any individuals who meet the current criteria for quarantine orders, if applicable. Additionally, students in all CTE programs should follow the attendance instruction received from either their home district or from their CTE instructor. COVID-19 health practices – social distancing, masking and regular sanitizing – will continue at all CABOCES locations. If you have questions or need more information please contact Mr. James Schifley, Assistant Superintendent for CTE at (716) 376-8371.


CA BOCES Update – January 20, 2021

Our CTE Centers in Belmont, Ellicottville, and Olean are open for in-person instruction in all programs. We continue to work with both Cattaraugus and Allegany County Health Departments in identifying any individuals who meet the current criteria for quarantine orders, if applicable. Additionally, students in all CTE programs should follow the attendance instruction received from either their home district or from their CTE instructor. COVID-19 health practices – social distancing, masking and regular sanitizing – will continue at all CABOCES locations. If you have questions or need more information please contact Mr. James Schifley, Assistant Superintendent for CTE at (716) 376-8371.


CA BOCES Update – January 13, 2021

After receiving health department updates, the following programs from the CTE Center at Belmont will return to in person instruction as follows:

Carpentry and Construction – January 14, 2021
New Vision Health Professions – January 19, 2021
Criminal Justice – January 20, 2021

All students, parents, and school district administration have been notified. All other programs and activities at that center will proceed as scheduled. COVID health practices – social distancing, masking and regular sanitizing – will continue at all CABOCES locations.
If you have questions or need more information please contact Mr. James Schifley, Assistant Superintendent for CTE at (716) 376-8371.


CA BOCES Update – January 11, 2021

In addition to updates communicated on January 8, the remote period for the Criminal Justice program at the CTE Center at Belmont is extended, with a return date of 1/19/21; except for those individuals whose quarantine orders continue to be in effect. Students, parents, and all component districts have been notified.
Additionally, the Heavy Equipment class at the CABOCES CTE Center at Ellicottville has shifted to remote instruction until further notice, pending guidance from the Cattaraugus County Department of Health. Students, parents, and all component districts have been notified. All other programs and activities at that center will proceed as scheduled.


CA BOCES Update – January 8, 2021

Due to the increase in quarantine orders, the Carpentry and Construction program at the CABOCES CTE Center at Belmont will follow remote instruction until Friday, January 15. Students, parents, and all component districts have been notified. Tentatively, in person instruction will resume for those programs on Tuesday, January 19; except for those individuals whose quarantine orders continue to be in effect. Additionally, the remote period for the New Vision program at the CTE Center at Belmont is extended, with a return date of 1/19/21. All students and parents have been notified by the teacher. All other programs and activities at that center will proceed as scheduled.


CA BOCES Update – January 4, 2021

Due to the increase in quarantine orders, the Criminal Justice and New Vision-Health Professions programs at the CABOCES CTE Center at Belmont will follow remote instruction until Friday, January 8. Students, parents, and all component districts have been notified. Tentatively, in person instruction will resume for those programs on Monday, January 11; except for those individuals whose quarantine orders continue to be in effect. All other programs and activities at that center will proceed as scheduled.

Our CTE Centers at Ellicottville and Olean are not impacted and will follow their regular schedules. COVID health practices – social distancing, masking and regular sanitizing – will continue at all CABOCES locations. If you have questions or need more information please contact Mr. James Schifley, Assistant Superintendent for CTE at (716) 376-8371.


CA BOCES Update – December 21, 2020

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/

Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department


CA BOCES Update – December 16, 2020

Our CTE Centers in Belmont, Ellicottville, and Olean continue to be open for in-person instruction. Those individuals who were contacted by the Department of Health should continue to follow quarantine orders as directed. Additionally, students in all CTE programs should follow the attendance instruction received from either their home district or from their CTE instructor. COVID-19 health practices – social distancing, masking and regular sanitizing – will continue at all CABOCES locations. If you have questions or need more information please contact Mr. James Schifley, Assistant Superintendent for CTE at (716) 376-8371.


CA BOCES Update – December 14, 2020

Our CTE Centers in Belmont, Ellicottville, and Olean are open for in-person instruction. Those individuals who were contacted by the Department of Health should continue to follow quarantine orders as directed. Additionally, students in all CTE programs should follow the attendance instruction received from either their home district or from their CTE instructor. COVID-19 health practices – social distancing, masking and regular sanitizing – will continue at all CABOCES locations. If you have questions or need more information please contact Mr. James Schifley, Assistant Superintendent for CTE at (716) 376-8371.


CA BOCES Update – December 9, 2020

Due to the increase in faculty and student quarantine orders from the Allegany County Department of Health, the CABOCES CTE Center at Belmont will move to remote instruction tomorrow, Thurs (12/10) and Fri (12/11). The ACDOH continues to conduct formal contact tracing. Tentatively, in person instruction will resume Monday 12/14; except for those individuals whose quarantine orders continue to be in effect.

Our CTE Centers at Ellicottville and Olean are not impacted and will follow their regular schedules for the remainder of the week. COVID health practices – social distancing, masking and regular sanitizing – will continue at all CABOCES locations. If you have questions or need more information please contact Mr. James Schifley, Assistant Superintendent for CTE at (716) 376-8371.


CA BOCES Update – November 25, 2020

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/

Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department


CA BOCES Update – November 22, 2020

We recently received notification from the Cattaraugus County Department of Health (CCDOH) that a person from a program at the CA BOCES CTE Center at Olean has tested positive for COVID-19. Proper contact tracing and testing is currently in progress. Impacted students, parents, and teachers will be contacted by the CCDOH.

Starting Monday, 11/23 and Tuesday 11/24 the impacted program will move to a virtual format. All parents and students have been notified concerning this schedule change. If no communication was received — your/your student’s schedule will remain unchanged. Our CTE Centers at both Ellicottville and Belmont are not impacted and will follow their regular schedule this week and our regular health practices — social distancing, masking, and regular sanitizing — will continue at all CA BOCES locations. Should you have questions or a need for more information please contact Mr. James Schifley, Assistant Superintendent for CTE at (716) 376-8371


CA BOCES Update – November 16, 2020

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/

Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department


CA BOCES Update – November 12, 2020

CA BOCES Administration recently received confirmation from the Allegany County Department of Health that a person connected to our Adult Education Practical Nursing program tested positive for COVID-19. While this person has minimal presence at our CTE center, potential exposure may have occurred at the CTE Center in Belmont in a limited capacity amongst our Adult Education population. Testing and contact tracing is currently in process. The Adult Education Practical Nursing program will be moved to a virtual format until further notice.


CA BOCES Update – November 9, 2020

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/

Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department


CA BOCES Update – November 5, 2020

We recently received notification from the Cattaraugus County Department of Health (CCDOH) that a person from a program at the CA BOCES CTE Center at Ellicottville has tested positive for COVID-19. Formal contact tracing and testing is currently in progress. The Department of Health requires that all students move to a virtual model for a 24-hour period so deep cleaning and sanitizing can occur. As such, the Ellicottville Center, in all capacities, will be closed for Friday, November 6, 2020. Normal operations are planned for Monday, November 9. Our CTE Centers at both Belmont and Olean are not impacted and will follow their regular schedule for the remainder of the week and our regular health practices — social distancing, masking, and regular sanitizing — will continue at all CA BOCES locations.

 


CA BOCES Update – October 30, 2020

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/

Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department

 


CA BOCES Update – October 27, 2020

We recently received notification from the Allegany County Department of Health (ACDOH) that another person from the CA BOCES CTE Center at Belmont has tested positive for COVID-19. Proper contact tracing and testing is currently in progress. As a precaution, we will be closing the Belmont Center in all capacities for Wednesday, October 28, 2020, so deep cleaning, and sanitizing can occur. All students will move to a virtual model of instruction. We will be meeting in the morning to reassess the situation and provide further guidance if needed. Otherwise normal operations will resume on Thursday, October 29. Our CTE Centers at both Ellicottville and Olean are not impacted and will follow their regular schedule this week and our regular health practices — social distancing, masking, and regular sanitizing — will continue at all CA BOCES locations.

 


CA BOCES Update – October 22, 2020

We recently received notification from the Allegany County Department of Health (ACDOH) that a person from a program at the CA BOCES CTE Center at Belmont has tested positive for COVID-19. Formal contact tracing and testing is currently in progress. The Department of Health requires that all students move to a virtual model for a 24-hour period so deep cleaning and sanitizing can occur. As such, the Belmont Center, in all capacities, will be closed for Friday, October 23, 2020 and Monday, October 26, 2020. Normal operations are planned for Tuesday, October 27. Our CTE Centers at both Ellicottville and Olean are not impacted and will follow their regular schedule for the remainder of the week and our regular health practices — social distancing, masking, and regular sanitizing — will continue at all CA BOCES locations.

 


CA BOCES Update – October 20, 2020

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/

Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department

 


 

CA BOCES Update – October 12, 2020

Read the CTE Update letter hereopens PDF file


CA BOCES Update – July 12, 2020

CA BOCES continues to follow all guidance from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department in decision-making concerning all programming and operations that impact students, employees, and the community. Please continue to practice social distancing and follow all health guidance and regulations provided through the resources below:

 

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/
Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department

 


CA BOCES Update – June 30, 2020 

Due to extended orders from the New York State Governor’s Office, both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department, all CA BOCES campuses and community/adult education programs continue to be closed to students and non-essential staff until further notice. Staff will continue to receive guidance from department leadership. Please continue to practice social distancing and stay safe.

Resources:
New York State Health Department: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
New York State Education Department: http://www.nysed.gov/
Cattaraugus County Health Department: https://www.cattco.org/health
Allegany County Health Department: https://www.alleganyco.com/coronavirus/
Erie County Health Department: https://www2.erie.gov/health/coronavirus
Wyoming County Health Department: https://www.wyomingco.net/203/Health-Department


CA BOCES Update – March 23, 2020 

Due to orders from both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health, and the NYS Education Department, all CA BOCES campuses and community/adult education programs continue to be closed to students and non-essential staff until further notice. Staff will continue to receive guidance from department leadership. More updates will be provided to the community as they become available.


CA BOCES Update – March 16, 2020  

Due to a revised order from both Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments, all CA BOCES campuses, including community learning programs, will be closed to students and non-essential staff effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice.

Essential staff should report – guidance will be provided by your department leadership. More updates will be provided to the community as they become available.


 CA BOCES Update – March 15, 2020 – Read the District Superintendent’s update letter opens in a new windowhereopens PDF file .


 CA BOCES Update – March 10, 2020 – Read the community update letter  opens in a new windowhere.


 General Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information: 

CDC Coronavirus Fact Sheets

opens in a new windowhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf
opens in a new windowhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  opens in a new windowhttps://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers  opens in a new windowhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html

COVID-19: What is Stigma and What Causes It?   opens in a new windowhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fstigma-faq.html

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Frequently Asked Questions – Prevention   opens in a new windowhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#prevention

Prevention, Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  opens in a new windowhttps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

New York State Department of Health   opens in a new windowhttps://www.health.ny.gov/