COVID-19 Update 1/10/20

COVID-19 School Closure
Posted on 01/10/2021

January 10, 2021

Dear Families,

The district learned today that two members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19. Our first priority is the safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff.

To that end, the Fort Edward Campus will transition to Fully Remote Instruction for Monday, January 11th, Tuesday, January 12th and Wednesday, January 13th.  Again, there will be No In-Person Instruction on those dates.

We expect that In-Person Instruction on the Fort Edward Campus will resume on Thursday, January 14th. During the PAUSE of the Fort Edward Campus, students that attend the entirety of their school program at other school campuses will continue their normal schedule.

We are working closely with Washington County Public Health to provide the information needed for their office to complete contact tracing. Washington County Public Health will reach out to all contacts and advise them on the need to quarantine and to arrange for any additional actions.

New York State and Federal privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

As part of a safe return to in-person learning, any individuals who have been directed to self-quarantine will remain at home temporarily switching to online learning until their quarantine has ended and they are cleared to return to campus for in-person instruction.

We will continue to work closely with Washington County Public Health and follow their guidance on maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we work through this situation.


Daniel A. Ward
Superintendent of Schools
Fort Edward Union Free School

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