COVID Update: Nov. 22, 2021

Dear Families:

  • 48 GFSD students/staff are now under active quarantine.
  • Eleven new positive cases – 4 (HS), 3 (MS), 2 (JH), 2 (KRS) – were reported, weekend through today, involving GFSD students or staff.
  • 808 Warren County residents are under mandatory quarantine/isolation because of exposure to COVID as of 11/22.
  • Warren Co. Health Services is monitoring 543 active COVID cases as of 11/22.
    • (Data and the information italicized below from the daily update on Warren Co. COVID Hub)

Our region continues to see a significant spike in COVID-19 infections, with the majority of new cases in Warren County arising from workplace exposures, family/household exposures and indoor events/gatherings. Presume you will be exposed to COVID-19 when going into a crowded public setting, and please take precautions accordingly.

Warren County Health Services also asks residents to consider home rapid tests before attending a holiday gathering. Find more information here. Warren County’s rolling 7-day average for test positivity stood at 9.8% and the Capital Region’s rate 6.8% as of Monday morning.

Today’s summary COVID update for Glens Falls City School District uses the best information that has been reported to us, either by a local health department or by parents/guardians/employees. Remember that if any confirmed case requires a mandatory quarantine of other students or adults, we have already contacted parents and staff members separately by phone.

Detailed Warren County COVID data is available here. (scroll for data sets and charts)

The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our main focus. We will continue to work closely with WCHS on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.

Even during pandemic operations, we celebrated the Education Support Professionals that keep our district open and strong – click here to read how they’re making a huge difference for students!