Today, Oct. 1, the district learned of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Queensbury High School community. The district is working closely with Warren County Public Health to supply contact tracing information.
Following Warren County Public Health recommendations, individuals who were exposed to the positive individual will be placed under a mandatory quarantine, which will last 14 days, regardless of testing negative for COVID-19. For anyone exposed, Warren County Public Health will reach out and advise on the need to quarantine and arrange for testing.
In this instance, out of an abundance of caution, the high school will transition to remote learning for Friday, Oct. 2. This will allow for deep cleaning and disinfecting, as well as contact tracing. High school classes will resume (as per the in-person learning schedule) on Monday, Oct. 5.
K-8 students will be following their normal in-person and/or remote schedule. This means that our elementary, intermediate and middle school students will proceed as normal.
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.
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.
Kyle L. Gannon
Superintendent of Schools