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The following message was emailed to all Ichabod Crane families at 12:15 PM today (October 5).

Parents & Guardians,

We are writing to inform you that the district was notified that an Ichabod Crane Middle School student has tested positive for COVID-19. However, the student has not physically been in school since September 15. 

Because the student has not been in a school building since that date, we have been advised by the Columbia County Department of Health that there is no need to change our operations. This means school buildings will continue operating on their normal schedule and there is no district impact at this time.   

Due to privacy requirements, we cannot divulge any further information about any individual who has a confirmed case of COVID-19. 

Per the governor’s Executive Order, districts must report the number of confirmed cases on a daily basis to the New York State Department of Health. Soon you will see this particular case reflected on the publicly available New York State COVID Report Card (https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home).

We ask that all school families, students and staff members continue following all safety guidelines outside of school hours, including wearing masks when in public, social distancing, limiting group gatherings and practicing good hygiene.

Thank you and remember you can always find the latest district information on our Reopening Information & Updates page (www.ichabodcrane.org/district/school-reopening-updates/).