Individual on site tests positive for COVID
The Garrison School will be closed on Thursday and Friday after an individual who had been at the school on Monday and Tuesday tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Superintendent Carl Albano said on Wednesday (Nov. 11).
The school, which has students from kindergarten through eighth grade, was closed on Wednesday because of the Veterans’ Day holiday.
Federal privacy laws prohibit officials from releasing information about the person who tested positive, he said.
“This two-day closure will give us ample time to communicate with all families and staff members who had exposure to the infected individual, and to conduct a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the entire school building in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control guidelines,” Albano wrote. “If you are not contacted by a school official directly, this means that you or your child was not exposed long enough to the infected individual to be considered a contact” for tracing by the Putnam County Department of Health.