Positive COVID-19 Case in Wynantskill UFSD

Jan. 6, 2021

Dear Families,

Wynantskill UFSD was informed today that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member has not been physically present in the building since Dec. 23, 2020.

As a result of the staff member’s extended absence, the Rensselaer County Department of Health has determined no contact tracing is required. No action is necessary by any students or staff, and you may resume your usual schedules. Gardner-Dickinson will remain open as normal tomorrow, Jan. 7.

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 the district.

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

Posted in District, Elementary School, Middle School.