Board of Ed adopts 2021 reopening guidelines

The Duanesburg Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a set of guidelines to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and its variants once school begins in September. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Niedermeier presented the plan to the Board and the public. 

“Although we had all hoped for a return to normalcy this fall, recent increases in transmission rates of more contagious variants of COVID-19 across the country, state, and our area, have [health care experts] to recommended a series of mitigation strategies that schools should follow in the fall,” the superintendent wrote in the plan. “We will follow these recommendations to the extent practicable to be able to keep our students and staff safe, healthy, and in school.”  

The plan includes a layered mitigation approach that is guided by weekly COVID-19 transmission rates. When the rates are low, more relaxed guidelines will be in place. Similarly, when rates are high, stricter guidelines will be imposed.

You can read the full plan here:  2021 Reopening Information