The following message was sent to families in our Columbia High School program.
Late last evening, Questar III learned that a student in our Columbia High School program tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last in school on November 18. Due to the length of time that has passed since then, the county has advised us that there is no need for contact tracing within our classrooms and no one needs to quarantine due to possible exposure.
While we understand that you may want more information, privacy laws prohibit Questar III from providing personally identifiable information about anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding.
Protecting the health and safety of our students and staff is always our priority. Any student or staff member who is confirmed to have COVID-19 cannot return to school until cleared to do so by the County Department of Health.
We continue to follow state and local guidance to protect the health and safety of our students and staff. In coordination with East Greenbush CSD, identified spaces and high touch areas within the building are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected every day we are in session. We are also working in close partnership with our public health partners and will continue to follow state and local guidance regarding our response to the ongoing pandemic.
We encourage families to continue to follow safe practices outside of school as well. Please wash your hands often, wear a mask, stay socially distant, limit your exposure from others outside of your household, and stay home if sick. Please continue to monitor yourself or your child/children for any symptoms of COVID and report any absences and positive COVID-19 test results to our office immediately. Symptoms vary, and some people may not experience any symptoms. Contact your healthcare provider (or the county health department if you do not have one) to be assessed if you or your child have one or more of these new or worsening symptoms:
- a temperature greater or equal to 100.0° F
- feel feverish or have chills
- loss of taste or smell
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- muscle pain or body aches
- headaches or nasal congestion/running nose
Together we can help keep our community safe.