Individuals in school community test positive for COVID-19

February 26, 2021

Dear Stillwater Community,

The Stillwater Central School District confirmed today, Friday, February 26, that an individual in the high school community, who was last in school on February 22, and an individual in the middle school community, who was last in school February 12, have tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in contact with the Saratoga County Department of Health to identify their close contacts in the school community. Anyone who has been in close contact with the individuals is being directly contacted to discuss quarantine procedures and other health-related instructions.

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.

As we round the corner to spring, we continue to review our protocols and ability to expand student learning opportunities. The coming of spring and increased vaccinations make us feel confident that we are moving in the right direction. Yet, we are not in the clear and must continue to follow the protocols in place to keep providing a safe learning and working environment for all. Therefore I continue to emphasize the importance of staying vigilant outside of school, including limiting group gatherings, wearing masks and following social distance guidelines.

As a reminder, it is essential to keep the district informed if your child becomes symptomatic or if someone in your household tests positive. If you have a question regarding COVID-19 symptoms or protocols please reach out. Our COVID Team is here to help. If we do not have the answer we will connect with the Department of Health to get it for you.

Patricia Morris
Superintendent of Schools