The district learned on May 11 that one member of the Kindergarten Center community has tested positive for COVID-19. As always, our first priority is the safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff.
Thanks to our continued focus on strict COVID-19 precautions, all schools will remain open for in-person hybrid learning. We continue to collaborate with county health partners and the NYS Department of Health as part of their contact tracing. Parents of students that may have been contacted with this COVID case have already been notified by our school nursing team. We will stay close to these students and parents and they can expect to hear from the NYS Contact Tracers and our school nursing team so that they can be supported and our school community remains safe and healthy.
These efforts are all part of our ongoing COVID-19 precautions. That includes 100% mask-wearing in our buildings, keeping classroom windows open as appropriate, and continued thorough cleaning of our facilities both during the day, as well as at night. In addition, we are very excited about the reopening of school playgrounds. Mask wearing and cleaning protocols are in place as our students enjoy the fun of this equipment.
A second critical piece of our COVID-19 plans is the data we collect from our health status reporting app, Good2BeBack. It helps us to mitigate the impact of each COVID-19 positive diagnosis. We strongly urge all our students and staff to check in on the app daily. Other ways you can help us keep our doors open to students – wear a mask the entire time you are on campus and on busses. Avoid large gatherings. Avoid unnecessary travel. And visit the Washington County Health Department COVID-19 tracker page daily for updates.