Individual at WHBI tests positive for COVID-19

Dear families,

The district learned today, Oct. 14, that an individual from the William H. Barton Intermediate School community has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Warren County Public Health is conducting a case investigation and will advise individuals on the need to quarantine and/or be tested. If you are not contacted by Warren County but would like to be tested out of an abundance of caution, please visit the New York State COVID-19 web page to find a testing location near you or talk with your healthcare provider.

As a reminder, all students have been temperature checked upon arrival at school and staff members have screened using the Pinpoint Health Screening App. 

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.

The district continues to thoroughly clean and disinfect all buildings on campus, in accordance with guidance from the New York State Department of Health and the CDC. 

At this time, the district remains open for in-person instruction. We continue to work closely with the Warren County Public Health and follow their guidance on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. Please contact Principal Cosh or Assistant Principal Denno 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.

Sincerely,

Kyle L. Gannon
Superintendent of Schools