Update from Superintendent Gannon about COVID-19 (March 8)

Dear parents and guardians,

We are aware of the recent news of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Queensbury community. I wanted to let you know that nobody in the Queensbury Union Free School District has a confirmed case of COVID-19. We are working directly with Warren County Public Health to closely monitor the situation.

We will continue to disinfect school buildings and buses in an effort to prevent the spread of illness. Disinfectant wipes are being used in classrooms. Additionally, our custodial staff is thoroughly cleaning all schools every night.

Today, communication is going out to all families to remind everyone about the importance of good hygiene. It’s important to reiterate that exposure to COVID-19 can occur from any person-to-person contact and that continuing to practice good hygiene is the best way to prevent infection.

Finally, I understand that many rumors are circulating in the community about COVID-19 in ways that might be inaccurate or even hurtful. Education on the facts about COVID-19 is the best way we can dispel myths and try to support students who may be experiencing anxiety, feel uncertain about family members abroad, or who might be victims of negative stereotypes. Here’s a resource produced by the Centers for Disease Control with facts about COVID-19.

The district will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as necessary and appropriate. I appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to respond to this evolving concern.

If you have any questions, please contact the nurse at your child’s school, your physician’s office or Warren County Public Health. Thank you for all you do to support our students during this time and always.

Sincerely,

Kyle L. Gannon
Superintendent of Schools