Ten individuals in school community test positive for COVID-19

The Queensbury Union Free School District has confirmed ten new cases of COVID-19 in our school community. The cases include:

  • Two individuals that are members of the same household, one associated with the Head Start Program located at QES and one associated with QES, who were last in the building Tuesday, Jan. 12. All school contacts have been notified.
  • Two individuals that are members of the same household, one associated with QES and one associated with WHBI, who were last in the building on Tuesday, Dec. 22. As a result, there are no school contacts related to this case.
  • Two individuals associated with the WHBI community. The individuals were last in the building on Thursday, Jan. 7. As a result, there are no school contacts related to this case.
  • An individual associated with the QMS community. The individual was last in the building on Friday, Jan. 8. All school contacts have been notified.
  • An individual associated with QMS who is part of the remote learning program. As a result, there are no school contacts.
  • Two individuals that are members of the same household, one associated with QMS and one associated with QHS, who are both part of the remote learning program. 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.

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. We again remind you that it is critical to answer the daily screening honestly and that anyone who is sick should stay home. These are important precautions designed to limit the spread of the virus. 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.