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Additional individual tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 6, 2021

Dear Heatly families,

The district learned today, Jan. 6, that an additional member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in the building on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

We have been in contact with the Albany County Department of Health and identified the individual’s close contacts in the school community. Anyone who has been in close contact with this individual will be directly contacted by a school administrator by the end of the day to discuss quarantine procedures and other health-related instructions. A call from the New York State Department of Health contact tracers will follow.

While we understand that you would like additional details, we are not permitted by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws to identify students or staff members involved. 

Students who have been placed under a mandatory quarantine will temporarily switch to remote learning until their quarantine has ended and they are cleared to return to school for in-person instruction. 

As a reminder, each of our school buildings are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected each evening in accordance with guidance from the CDC and the New York State Department of Health.

At this time, our school remains open for in-person instruction. We continue to work closely with the Albany County Department of Health and we will follow their guidance on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nurse Valentine or me.

Sincerely,

Kimberly Ross
Superintendent of Schools