Nov. 24: Notice of positive case; no quarantine necessary per health department

Dear DCS Community Member:

Today, the district was informed of an additional positive test for COVID-19 for a student of the Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School. However, based on when the individual was last in school, public health has indicated that there is no need for contact tracing from the school setting or for any other member of the school community to quarantine. The student was last in the building on Nov. 12. The public health department has advised us that no one on campus is at risk in connection with this positive case. If you have been asked to quarantine due to a previous case, you should still continue to do so. 

We will resume in-person instruction in the Jr/Sr High School building on Nov. 30. 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict the district from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

We again remind you that we are following all of the necessary health and safety precautions outlined in our reopening plan, including mask-wearing, social distancing and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting. We will continue to work in close partnership with our public health partners.

We cannot emphasize enough that we must all remain vigilant and follow the guidelines outside of school, this includes limiting group gatherings, practicing good hygiene, wearing masks and following social distance guidelines.

Please continue to maintain personal awareness of COVID symptoms. Visit our website or contact your child’s school principal directly if you would like more information about our health and safety procedures.

I appreciate your patience and understanding of the situation. If you have particular questions or concerns, please contact my office.


Dr. James Niedermeier
Superintendent of Schools