COVID-19 Notification…

Written by on July 31, 2020

We are writing to inform you that a Shenendehowa Transportation Department employee has a confirmed case of COVID-19.  The New York State Department of Health (NYDOH) has been notified and potentially impacted staff/students have been contacted.

Due to privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about any individual who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. 

The district continues to closely monitor this situation and is staying in close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps. The Transportation Department is also following protocols from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) with enhanced infection control precautions

If you or a family member begin showing symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice.

The new reality of living, working and learning in the COVID-19 era requires us as a school system to engage in an three-pronged approach, Prevention-Mitigation-Reinforcement:

  • Prevention: daily health checks certification, wearing of masks by all, social distancing, disinfecting and sanitizing, and engaging proper hygiene practices 
  • Mitigation: Follow-up with DOH and families for contact tracing, disinfecting and sanitizing as needed, communicating with impacted parties 
  • Reinforcement: learning for every instance, retraining and reminding of prevention practices and protocols. 

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. This is a difficult time for everyone. The safety and wellbeing of our learning community is our top priority. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus. 

Saratoga County has developed a COVID-19 Center, which can provide additional information, 518-885-2276.

For more information, consider consulting these additional resources:

CDC’s information for travel: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Talking to children about the Coronavirus: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gdfRMkU8P1_D9qxYkoJ7aZNZzcZhzpeQ/view

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

COVID-19: What is Stigma and What Causes It https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html?

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Frequently Asked Questions – Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#prevention

 

Prevention, Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html