January 14, 2021
Dear Canajoharie School District Community,
On Thursday, January 14, 2021, 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 high school since the end of December so there is no contact tracing within the district.
As I mentioned in previous letters, please follow up with the two things mentioned below. First, if you are being tested for COVID-19 please contact your respective school to make sure the nurse has the information about the testing date, possible symptoms, and most importantly the results (positive or negative). The school will need a copy of the testing results to return to school and to also start contact tracing for people who may be potential exposures. Timing is imperative if you receive a positive test. Second, if your child(ren) has any COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home from school, and if they persist for more than 24 hours contact your family physician.
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 wellbeing of our students and staff is our highest priority. Thank you.
Dr. Nick Fitzgerald
Superintendent of Schools