Department of Health Protocol Update

Department of Health Protocol Update
Posted on 09/18/2020
The Department of Health has issued revised protocol related to how a confirmed COVID positive case is addressed in the district. Please view the following letter from District Superintendent Healey:

To All Parents / Guardians: 

Thank you for your continued support of our 2020-2021 reopening efforts. As we move forward, the guidelines for the continued daily operation of the district continue to be reviewed, modified, and updated. 


Specifically, the Department of Health has issued revised protocol related to how a confirmed COVID positive case is addressed in the district. 


Should the Washington County Department of Health have a confirmed positive COVID diagnosis of a student or employee of the district, the district will be implementing an automatic period of closure and remote learning for the entire district for a minimum period of twenty-four (24) hours. 


During this period, the Department of Health will begin their initial investigation and contact tracing procedure. The results of this investigation will determine the extent of possible exposure and provide the district with recommendations for further quarantine or reopening the district. 


While our reopening efforts have been successful to date, and while we hope that the district will continue to remain COVID free, we want to make sure that we inform our parents and guardians of the various scenarios that we may encounter. 


We appreciate your continued support of the district. If you have any questions regarding this information, I would encourage you to please contact the district at 518-638-8243 or email
info@argylecsd.org


Sincerely, 

Michael Healey Superintendent Argyle Central School District