Important Information From Dr. Cook – Jan. 30, 2021: Positive COVID-19 Cases

(January 30, 2021)

Dear Catskill CSD Community:

Today, I was informed that two Catskill Middle School students have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Both students’ last day on the school campus was January 26. Our District is currently assisting the Greene County Department of Public Health (GC DOPH) in conducting contact tracing. If you are not directly contacted by a school representative or the GC DOPH, you do not need to take any action. If you are contacted by the GC DOPH, please give them your complete cooperation.

While I understand that you may want additional details, privacy laws prevent us from personally identifying individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Any student or employee directed to quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test or by being identified as a close contact to a positive case must be cleared by the department of health before they can leave quarantine.

It is important that you continue to communicate with us regarding any quarantines and / or positive COVID-19 cases that may occur in your household. You can convey this information to your child’s principal or school nurse. Please also continue to complete our daily health screening form and follow CDC protocols such as mask wearing, social distancing and hand sanitizing. We continue to encourage staff and students to stay home if they are feeling ill and / or have COVID-19 related symptoms. 

If you have particular questions or concerns, you may wish to contact the GC DOPH at (518) 719-3600.

As always, I can be reached at (518) 943-4696 for questions as well.

Respectfully submitted,

Dr. Ronel Cook
Superintendent of Schools

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