December 3, 2020
Dear Parent, Staff, and Community Member:
This afternoon the District was informed of a positive COVID-19 test for a high school student. As per New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health guidelines, the District took immediate steps to isolate the situation and began following all guidelines provided by the Rensselaer County Department of Health. The families of impacted students have been contacted with information to follow on testing and safety protocols. The Rensselaer County Department of Health will take the lead role in identifying any further steps that may be required such as recommendations for additional testing of individuals. In the event you are contacted by a representative of the County Department of Health or the District, we encourage you to offer your complete cooperation.
While I fully understand you would like additional details, we are not permitted by privacy laws to identify the student involved. We have provided as much information as possible. Anyone with questions and/or who needs to report a COVID-19 related health issue should contact the district’s COVID-19 Resource Person at (COVIDreporting@hoosickfallscsd.org). In these challenging times, rest assured that the District’s priority is protecting the health, welfare, and safety of students and staff while complying with any government orders and guidance related to the opening of schools.
I appreciate your understanding of the situation.