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Feb. 10: COVID-19 Information

February 10, 2021

Dear SGF Families,

The district learned today, Wednesday, Feb. 10, that an individual in the Ballard Elementary School community tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was last in the building this morning.

The district is working closely with Saratoga County Public Health Services to perform contact tracing.

In an abundance of caution, and given the number of staff members who may need to be put into quarantine, Ballard will be closed tomorrow for in-person instruction. We are anticipating that the building will be open again on Friday, Feb. 12, once the process is complete. Ballard families will hear by the end of the school day tomorrow whether the building will be open on Friday.

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. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

We would encourage our community to work together to practice the safety measures known to stop the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing, wearing a mask, washing your hands and avoiding group gatherings with people outside of your household.

Kristine Orr
Superintendent of Schools

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