We were recently notified that a Charlton Heights staff member and student have been confirmed positive for COVID-19. The district’s COVID-19 Coordinators have been in close contact with officials from the Saratoga County Department of Health. Only one of the confirmed positives requires contact tracing. Parents have already been notified if it’s necessary for their child to be quarantined.
The additional individuals placed on mandatory quarantine are strongly encouraged to follow these quarantine guidelines from the DOH. The confirmed staff member and student are currently in quarantine for the required time and will return to the district once cleared by the Department of Health. If you have questions regarding mandatory quarantine information or would like to talk with an individual from our local health departments, their hotline telephone numbers are: Saratoga County hotline-(518) 885-2276 Schenectady County hotline-(518) 386-2824.
This notification is part of our commitment to keep you informed during these uncertain times. However, please know that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other privacy laws restrict district officials from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. Therefore, we cannot identify by name anyone who has tested positive.
We will continue to work closely with our local Departments of Health and we will follow their guidance on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. We cannot emphasize enough that we must all remain vigilant and follow the guidelines outside of school, this includes limiting group gatherings, practicing good hygiene, wearing masks and following social distance guidelines.
Please continue to conduct at-home screenings and maintain personal awareness of COVID symptoms. Visit our website or contact your child’s school principal directly if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures.