This afternoon, Monday, December 14, 2020, the Canajoharie Central School District received confirmation that a member of our high school community has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving the information, district officials immediately contacted the Department of Health.
The person who tested positive has not been in the district since December 3, 2020, so there has been no need for further contact tracing of anyone within the high school at this time. The school is permitted to remain open per the Montgomery County Department of Health recommendations. This is permitted because our reopening procedures and protocols limit exposure and there has been no other exposure to anyone in the high school.
This notification is part of our commitment to keeping you informed during these uncertain times. However, privacy laws restrict officials from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. Therefore, we cannot identify by name who has tested positive. We understand that this information will cause consternation for some, and assure you that the safety and well being of our students and staff is our highest priority. All in all, we have had a great re-opening of our schools and this is a course of action we have readily planned for.
We will continue to keep the community abreast of any changes if the need arises.
Dr. Nick Fitzgerald
Superintendent of Schools