Dear parents, guardians, and staff,
While the Hudson Falls Central School District does not have a confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within our school community, we want to keep you updated as the situation evolves. We continue to monitor information from local, state, and federal officials about the newly–emerged virus.
If the district becomes aware that one of our students or staff members is diagnosed with COVID-19, we will notify staff and parents/guardians by way of a letter posted on our website, handed out in homeroom, and sent home in backpacks with our younger students. We encourage you to download our app for any up-to-the-minute notifications we may send.
At this time, experts have not recommended we cancel or reschedule classes; we are paying close attention to areas where our students may be traveling for school functions and deciding on a case-by-case basis about each trip.
The district has infectious disease protocols in place to minimize the spread of viruses and a variety of other illnesses. Additionally, we are preparing in-house by having our staff do extra cleaning in the buildings and on the buses. As they become available, we will supply our classroom teachers with their own disinfectant cleaning supplies.
There are several steps students, staff and community members can take to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
We appreciate your support of our district and will share more information as it becomes available.
Linda J. Goewey