9/24/20 Notification of Positive COVID-19 Orenda…

Written by on September 24, 2020

The purpose of this communication is to inform you that the District was informed on Thursday, September 24, by the Saratoga County Public Health Department that two Orenda students have tested positive for COVID-19.  These cases are directly related to the case related to a Chango teacher that was communicated yesterday. These specific COVID cases were contracted through outside activities, not by attending school. 

The district has worked closely with the Saratoga County Public Health Department to assist with any necessary follow-up to ensure the contact tracing protocol is completed. Anyone identified as having prolonged, direct exposure will be contacted by the end of the day, Thursday, September 24. If you do not receive a call, then you have not been identified as having direct, prolonged contact with the positive individual.

Please add the following phone number (518-885-2276) to your contacts. It is the number for the Saratoga County Public Health and may come up as spam on some phones. 

We cannot emphasize enough that parents, students and staff members need to be just as vigilant following guidelines outside of school, this includes limiting group gatherings, practicing good hygiene, wearing masks and following social distance guidelines.

It is important to know that:

  • All students and staff are required to complete the daily health self-certification
  • All students and staff are required to wear masks
  • Classroom seats are spaced with appropriate social distance and students have assigned seats
  • Classrooms are cleaned regularly throughout the school day, and deep cleaned and sanitized at the end of each school day
  • Seating assignments also occur on buses and in the cafeteria

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. We need to work together to keep everyone safe. Please do not send your child to school sick. If you suspect that you, your child, or someone in your family has been potentially exposed to COVID-19, please contact your personal medical provider. 

The district will continue to closely monitor this situation and will stay in close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps. 

As always, the health and safety of students and staff is a priority and we appreciate your continued support.