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Jan. 21: COVID-19 Information

January 21, 2021

Dear SGF Community,

The district has learned that one individual associated with our district tested positive for COVID-19.

  • One member of the South Glens Falls HS community. (No contact tracing was required.)

We regularly receive questions from the community about contact tracing. The district does perform initial contact tracing and then always works in collaboration with the Saratoga County Public Health Services. All final decisions on who will be officially placed into quarantine are made by the Saratoga County Public Health Services.

Contact tracers review a COVID-positive individual’s movements with a focus on the 48 hours before symptoms began. If the individual was in the school setting during this time, they will trace within the school. If not, contact tracing is not required.

At this time, South Glens Falls High School remains remote through Jan. 25. In-person classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 26. All other buildings are open at this time.

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.

As a reminder, our daily Pinpoint screener was updated last week, and families are asked to keep all children home (regardless of whether they are showing symptoms) if any other member of the household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or awaiting a test result. Please continue to complete the Pinpoint screening app daily to ensure you or your family should be coming to school.

If your child has been placed into quarantine or tests positive for COVID-19, please call the district at 518-824-2219 or email at SGFCovid@sgfcsd.org. Someone will reach out to you.

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