December 10, 2020
Wynantskill UFSD was informed today that a middle school student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has not been physically present in the building since December 4, 2020.
We have been in close communication with the Rensselaer County Department of Health to determine any necessary follow-up. The District is assisting the Department with contact tracing efforts using attendance records. The county is continuing to investigate at this time.
The county has advised that due to the timeframe of the positive case notification we are to continue with our regular cleaning protocols. The District will perform an additional deep clean of the school tonight as a precaution. The building will be open as normal tomorrow, December 11.
We encourage you to offer your full cooperation if you are contacted by a representative of the Department or the District. If you are not contacted by a representative of the Department or the District, there is no further action needed on your part and you may continue your usual schedule. If at any point you or someone in your family is directed to quarantine, please respect what you are being asked to do in the interest of public health. People in quarantine need to stay home, separate themselves from others in the home, monitor their health, and follow directions from the local health department.
Due to privacy laws, we cannot divulge any further information about the positive individual, and we ask that our families respect the positive individual’s privacy.
We ask that all families continue to follow all safety guidelines outside of school hours including proper use of face coverings, social distancing, proper hand hygiene and avoiding gatherings and travel to states with high positivity rates. We also remind you to please complete the daily health screening form for your child prior to sending them to school.
Please monitor your child(ren) for any symptoms of COVID-19 and report any absences and positive COVID-19 test results to your child’s school.
The health, safety and well-being of our staff and students remain our top priority. We continue to follow state and local guidance to ensure we are doing everything we possibly can to protect your health.
Thank you all for your continued support and ongoing efforts to keep Wynantskill UFSD safe and healthy. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.
Dr. Mary Yodis
Wynantskill UFSD Superintendent