Glen-Worden closing on Friday, Nov. 20 for contact tracing after a positive COVID-19 case

Glen-Worden Elementary School will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 20, while the Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) conducts an investigation and contact tracing related to a staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19 and that may affect several staff members who were potentially exposed. Due to the reduced staffing, school will be closed tomorrow. The affected staff member was last in school on Friday, November 13. Anyone affected will be contacted directly by the SCPHS and Principal Nick Criscone.

Glen-Worden students and staff should remain at home tomorrow; virtual students will still have classes.

The Glen-Worden building will be given intensive deep cleaning tonight and 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).