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Official: No other quarantines needed after virus cases at Queensbury Elementary School

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Official: No other quarantines needed after virus cases at Queensbury Elementary School

A hand-washing station equipped with vinyl gloves, paper towels and signs promoting healthy habits is seen in an elementary school classroom in Queensbury on Sept. 4, prior to the first day of classes. QUEENSBURY — The two individuals at Queensbury Elementary School who tested positive for COVID-19 got it through a household member who contracted it from a workplace in Saratoga County.

Saratoga County Public Health Services confirmed on Friday that Saratoga Bridges, which helps people with disabilities, has an COVID-19 outbreak of 22 people, including 10 individuals from one home and 12 staff members.

Also on Friday, the Greenwich Central School District reported that two students have tested positive for COVID-19.

In the Queensbury cases, Warren County Health Services reported Friday that the two individuals who tested positive were in school for the first day on Tuesday and for a short period of time on Wednesday and underwent mandatory health screenings after arriving on both days, according to a news release.

The two individuals left school for quarantine when the household member’s infection was confirmed on Wednesday morning. Health Services staff arranged testing and were informed late Thursday that the two individuals tested positive.

County health officials reviewed procedures, interviewed school staff members and watched camera footage that showed mask and social distancing protocols were followed during their time on campus, and potential exposure to students and staff was minimal.

Warren County Health Services Director Ginelle Jones credited Queensbury school officials for their professional handling of the investigation.“I am impressed with the level of detail Queensbury school staff were able to provide in response to my questions about this situation. We were fortunate that […]

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