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Averill Park CSD Community,

Today we received confirmation that two District employees have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. These instances are unrelated, though both employees work in the high school. Please note that at this time, we believe that the last possible exposure to students was on Wednesday, November 4.

The High School will close tomorrow (Monday, Nov. 9) for students, faculty and staff in an effort for the District to be able to effectively work with the Rensselaer County Department of Health on contact tracing and identifying individuals who may need to quarantine. When it is determined who will need to be quarantined, those individuals will be contacted by the County DOH. We expect that these calls will not begin until tomorrow. The District will also be conducting a deep cleaning/disinfecting of all potentially affected areas as instructed by DOH guidelines. As a result, there will be no in-person or virtual learning tomorrow for grades 9-12.

There will be a regular day of school for students in grades K-8. To date, there have been no confirmed cases reported in any other APCSD school.

While we understand that you would like additional details, we are not permitted by privacy laws to identify students or staff members involved. We have provided as much information as possible. Anyone with questions and/or who needs to report a COVID-19 related health issue should contact the District’s COVID-19 resource person via the dedicated email address (COVIDreporting@apcsd.org).

Please rest assured that the District’s priority is protecting the health, welfare and safety of our students and staff while complying with federal, state and local orders and guidance.