UPDATE: SAS staff member, GHS faculty member test positive, no risk of exposure

UPDATE at 7:30 p.m.: On Jan. 3, district officials were notified that a staff member at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was not in the building during the infectious period and officials at the Orange County Department of Health are confident that there was no risk of exposure to students or employees.

In addition, a faculty member at Goshen High School also tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was not in the building during the infectious period; therefore, there was no risk of exposure to students or employees.

Please note that 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.

Please remember that we can help stop the spread by following the guidance of the Orange County Department of Health, including washing your hands with soap and water, avoiding gatherings and group activities, and staying home when you are sick.

School begins again tomorrow; I’d like to remind our families that all students will learn remotely from Jan. 4-8 during the district’s one week “pause.”

Please join me in wishing a speedy recover to all of our unwell family members.

Sincerely,

Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent of School