COVID-19 cases at Sacandaga and Lincoln elementary schools

A student at Sacandaga Elementary is strongly suspected of having COVID-19 and a Lincoln Elementary staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

At Sacandaga, out of an abundance of caution in the suspected case, an additional 11 students in the classroom and two teachers have been asked to remain out of school during the continued contract tracing by the Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS).

At Lincoln, 20 students in the staff member’s classroom and six other staff members who had contact with the positive individual are being asked to remain at home during the investigation by the county.

Both schools will be open tomorrow.

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).