Four individuals test positive for COVID-19

Dear parents/guardians,

Welcome back! We hope you had a great Spring Recess. A reminder for families who traveled—current NYSDOH guidelines do not require quarantine or testing for asymptomatic domestic or international travelers. As long as students feel well and have no symptoms of COVID-19, students who traveled last week can, and should, rejoin their classes. 

All of our health and safety precautions remain fully in effect. They include mask-wearing, social distancing, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, and the Pinpoint daily health screening. 

Regardless of whether or not you traveled, we again remind you that it is critical to answer the daily screening honestly, and that anyone who is sick with any symptoms of illness should stay home. These are important precautions designed to limit the spread of the virus.

Today we are reporting four new cases of COVID-19 in our school community. The cases include:

  • An individual associated with the QES community. The individual was last in the building on Thursday, April 1. As a result, there are no school contacts related to this case.
  • Two individuals that are members of the same household, associated with WHBI, who were last in the building on Thursday, April 1. As a result, there are no school contacts related to this case.
  • An individual associated with the QHS community. The individual was last in the building on Thursday, April 1. As a result, there are no school contacts.

Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

We continue to work closely with Warren County Public Health and follow their guidance on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. 

Please contact your building directly if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures. Any additional questions, including information about testing procedures, can be directed to Warren County Public Health at (518) 761-6580.