5th grade student at Sacandaga tests positive for COVID-19; principal trying to reach parents of students in the class who must quarantine

A 5th grade student at Sacandaga Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19. Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) is working on contact tracing in the case.

Principal Tonya Federico is attempting to contact the parents of 10 students in the class who must quarantine and not return to school today. Parents are asked to please return the principal’s email and/or phone call as soon as possible. The Sacandaga School office phone number is 518-347-3600 ext. 41100. The principal’s email is tfederico@sgcsd.net .

Everyone at the school is following health guidelines by wearing face masks and keeping socially distant, including the individual who tested positive. All staff members and students complete a series of health questions every morning from 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.

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.

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