Coronavirus Update 3/15/20- staff member at Tesago has a confirmed case of COVID-19. More info…

Written by on March 15, 2020

We are writing to inform you that we have been notified that a staff member at Tesago has a confirmed case of COVID-19. This staff member has not been at work since Monday, March 9. We have been in contact with the Saratoga County Health Department. Out of an abundance of caution district staff has been working diligently today to clean and disinfect Tesago/Skano. Custodial staff in all buildings are cleaning and disinfecting schools and buses in accordance with NYS DOH recently distributed Cleaning Guidance for Schools. 

If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. See CDC chart about when to contact your healthcare provider: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P3VAdy4p-f8nVG2fc6T-fwt4lK3kyGNq/view. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice.

 

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Again we remind people, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) recommends the following ways to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses, including 2019-nCoV:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • 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 mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.

This is a serious health matter that we are monitoring closely and we will continue to share information as it becomes available. Please know that, as always, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to help prevent the spread of this illness.