Weekly COVID Update 01-09-2021

Weekly COVID Update
Posted on 01/09/2021

The Hoosic Valley Central School District had eight members of our school community test positive for COVID-19 this week. They are in isolation and will not return to the school until released by the Department of Health. If your student was directly affected by any of these cases you received a personal phone call and an email.

Five of the cases were remote and since they were not in the school it did not impact our in-person students or staff. For the three positive cases that were in the building this week, contact tracing was conducted in conjunction with the Rensselaer County Department of Health and any close contacts are now in quarantine. There were two cases at the High School and one at the Elementary School.

We have also been taking precautionary measures as soon as we hear of any symptoms or possible exposures, we disinfect any areas of the school where that individual was before we even receive the test results and complete contact tracing with the Health Department.

The health and safety of the students, teachers and staff in our school community remains our top priority.

By continuing to practice social distancing, proper mask-wearing, handwashing and disinfecting both in school and in the larger community, we will continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together.

Please encourage your student to continue to practice social distancing and mask-wearing outside of school any time they are in a public setting or visiting with friends.

All students and employees must continue to:

  • Monitor for any symptoms.
  • Practice frequent hand washing.
  • Wear a face mask while in school, at school events or after-school activities, in public, or in close proximity to another individual. 
  • Fill in the Health Check honestly, and notify the COVID Coordinator if there are any changes.

If your student develops symptoms, takes a COVID test, or tests positive, please contact Michelle Przedwiecki, MPH, the COVID Coordinator at 753-4458 x2112 or mprzedwiecki@hoosicvalley.org.

Please note that privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot and will not identify anyone who has tested positive.

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of continuing to be conscientious and careful outside of the school to ensure your student’s health and safety.

We continue to work closely with the Rensselaer County Department of Health and follow their guidance. Thank you all for your cooperation during this uncertain time.

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