COVID-19 case confirmed at Sacandaga Elementary

A staff member at Sacandaga Elementary last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (October 27-29) has tested positive for COVID-19.

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has recommended that a classroom at Sacandaga Elementary, including nine students and three staff members, remain at home during the investigation by the agency. The agency will conduct contact tracing and will notify anyone deemed at risk of contracting the virus. The SCPHS is currently conducting contact tracing with individuals who were potentially exposed to COVID-19.

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 before coming to school.

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 about individuals suspected of, or having, COVID – 19. 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 Centers for Disease Control (CDC).