The following message is from Eagle Point Elementary School Principal Gabriele Barbato:
I am writing to let you know that we were notified Wednesday afternoon that two individuals in the Eagle Point Elementary School community have been identified as close contacts of another individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
One of the Eagle Point individuals is associated with one of our third-grade classrooms, and the other is associated with one of our prekindergarten classrooms. Neither individual has been in school since last Friday; neither displayed any symptoms before going home for the weekend.
In alignment with Albany County Health Department guidance, there are no additional steps required for our school at this time. We will update you if we receive any new information or guidance from the health department.
Health and safety procedures at Eagle Point and all district buildings include cleaning and sanitizing the building nightly. We will continue with these procedures, and all buildings district-wide also will continue to follow all required COVID-19 precautions (pre-arrival symptom screening and temperature screening for students and staff, wearing masks, hand hygiene, social distancing of 6 feet or more, and other precautions).
We also would like to remind everyone of steps you can take to help be safe:
- Keep a social distance of at least 6 feet at all times from those you don’t live with.
- Always wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose when you are not at home.
- Wash hands with soap and water frequently when out of your home. If you cannot use soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Don’t touch the eyes, nose or mouth unless your hands are clean.
- Complete the Student COVID-19 Screener each day before your child leaves for school, available from the Students/Families dropdown menu at albanyschools.org.
- DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WHEN THEY ARE SICK OR HAVE SYMPTOMS:
- Signs of COVID-19 are: fever, fatigue/tiredness, muscle/body aches or pains, congestion, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting or diarrhea, headache, loss of taste or smell, rash, feeling sick or unwell in any way.
- You can get a COVID-19 test by calling the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 364-3065, or Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center at (518) 407-0172 or (518) 465-4771.
- You also can find resources here:
If you have any additional questions, please contact me at school anytime at (518) 475-6825.