24-Hour Closure: COVID-19 Positive Case

24-hour Closure Due to Positive COVID-19 Case
Posted on 12/03/2020

On December 3, 2020, the district learned that an individual in the Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is now in quarantine and will have to recover and be cleared by the Department of Health before returning to school. 


As of now, we will be closing the Fort Ann Central School Building on Friday, December 4, 2020, for a 24-hour period. All MS/HS student instruction will be delivered through remote learning. All Elementary students were previously given packets of work to complete during a 24-hour closure. 


This 24-hour building closure will provide sufficient time to complete contact tracing, as well as time for custodial staff to sanitize and perform additional cleaning procedures throughout the building. While it may be overly cautious, we feel that by doing this, we can confidently return to in-person learning on Monday, December 7, 2020. 


As a reminder, if you or your child were in close proximity to this individual for a certain period of time, the Washington County Department of Health will contact you directly. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.


Since the start of the school year, the district has been thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all buildings on campus, in accordance with guidance from the New York State Department of Health and the CDC. Please contact the district office if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures.





Kevin Froats


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