Dear Schodack CSD Community,


Today the District was informed of a positive test result for the COVID-19 virus for a staff member in the elementary school. This individual has not been physically present in school since the early morning of Tuesday, November 17.

As per New York State Education Department and New York State Department of Health guidelines, the District took immediate steps to isolate the situation and notify the Rensselaer County Department of Health. The District is working closely with the County DOH and following all guidance provided by them. They will take the lead role in any further steps that may be necessary such as additional testing of individuals or contact tracing. In the event you are contacted by a representative of the County DOH or the District, we encourage you to offer your complete cooperation.

The District will be implementing a deep cleaning/disinfection of any potentially impacted area as per NYS DOH and CDC guidelines.

While I fully understand you would like additional details, we are not permitted by privacy laws to identify those involved. We have provided as much information as possible. In these challenging times, rest assured that the District’s priority is protecting the health, welfare, and safety of students and staff while complying with any government orders and guidance related to the opening of schools.