COVID Update: October 21, 2021

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Families:

Two special Pfizer booster clinics are now open to parents and families of students! TOMORROW and Tuesday, nurses will be in the Glens Falls Middle School cafeteria from 3-4 p.m., giving Pfizer COVID boosters to any interested faculty, staff, parent, or family member.

To get your Pfizer booster (third shot), you MUST:

  • Be an 18+ worker in healthcare settings, grocery stores, manufacturing plants, food/agriculture service, public transit systems, daycares, or in another CDC-eligible group
  • Have gotten the PFIZER series of vaccines 6+ months ago
  • Bring your paper vaccine card with you to the clinic

These boosters remain only for Pfizer recipients, because NYS still needs to give prescribing orders to local Departments of Health before they can give Moderna or “mix and match” Pfizer booster shots.



Still need to get your first dose of the COVID vaccine? We have the single-dose Johnson and Johnson/Janssen vaccine available on Tuesday, Oct. 26th. Sign up here:​

Warren County remains in a “High” community transmission zone. Here is a summary COVID update for Thursday, 10/21, using the best information that has been reported to us today, 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.

  • GFSD individuals now under quarantine: 38
  • GFSD new positive cases today: 1 (HS)
  • (No rapid-testing on site today)
  • Warren Co. Public Health active quarantines as of 10/21: 412
  • Warren Co. Public Health active COVID-19 cases as of 10/21: 295
    • 295 active cases is the highest daily total in Warren County since January 29, 2021
    • (Data from Warren Co. COVID Hub)

Parents and Guardians: please understand the following important points around our continued pandemic operations:

  • Please, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH ANY SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS. This includes stomach pains, diarrhea, runny nose, sinus congestion, vomiting, body aches … anything that indicates your child is trying to fight off an infection. WE WILL SEND THEM HOME TO YOU. We must protect each other from the spread of COVID, and seemingly simple cold and flu symptoms can indicate COVID infection. If your child doesn’t feel well, keep them home to rest. Take them to your pediatrician or urgent clinic to be sure they don’t have an infection or need treatments to recover.
  • If your child is vaccinated and had contact with a positive COVID case, they will not need to quarantine as long as they are not symptomatic.
  • If your child is unvaccinated and had contact with a positive COVID case, they will be quarantined for 10 days. Please make your own family plan for this occurrence now, if you have any unvaccinated children at home.

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