Individual at Head Start, located at QES, tests positive for COVID-19

The district learned today, Sept. 27, that an individual from the Head Start program has tested positive for COVID-19. The Head Start program services preschool aged students and is contained in one wing of Queensbury Elementary School.

As a result of the confirmed case, Head Start has worked with Warren County Public Health to determine the individual’s contacts and advise on the need to quarantine. Head Start has decided to transition both classrooms to remote learning for 14 days. It is important to note that the individual followed COVID-19 protocols at all times. Warren County Public Health has determined that QES can safely open for instruction on Monday, Sept. 28.

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.

Since the start of the school year, the district has been thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all buildings on campus, in accordance with guidance from the New York State Department of Health and the CDC. More information can be found in the cleaning and disinfecting section of the reopening plan.

At this time, our district remains open for in-person instruction under the guidance of Warren County Public Health. Please contact your building administrators 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.