Four Scotia-Glenville students and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as the Schenectady County Public Health Service continues its investigation.
In addition, a class of 11 students at Glen-Worden have been told not to come to school during the investigation.
The positive student cases are at Sacandaga Elementary, the Middle School and two at the High School. None of the student cases will require the county to contact trace because they were beyond the 48-hour “look back” period.
The two positive staff members are at Glen-Worden Elementary and the Middle School. The county will contact trace the staff member at Glen-Worden.
At Glen-Worden, a second teacher has been asked not to come to school in relation to the case at G-W on Nov. 19. The classroom of 11 students has also been asked to remain at home.
All Scotia-Glenville 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).