After a lull in new COVID cases, Le Roy, like county, has seen more positive tests
When the mask mandate was first lifted for students in public schools, the number of COVID cases reported amount the Le Roy Central Schools population was low to non-existent, Superintendent Merritt Holly told school board members at Tuesday's meeting.
But like the rest of the community, case numbers have been rising, he said.
"It's just something that is just hanging here as we get into the spring," Holly said. "I think as you've seen, flu numbers are still up. The two haven't gone away. We had a good stretch where we went a couple of weeks with no cases at all and since we've come back from break, we've had three or four (cases), five on a day. So they're up a little bit from where we were."
What Le Roy is seeing in cases mirrors what is being reported in the county as a whole, though in the past week, the number of new cases has leveled off.
There were 283 new cases reported in Genesee County for the week ending May 10, which is down slightly from the 286 cases reported the week before.
As for flu, there were 14 cases reported in Genesee County in the last week of April, according to the state's flu tracker web site. There were 19 flu cases reported the week before and five the week before that.