Dear Parents and Guardians:
Warren County remains in a “High” community transmission zone. Here is a summary COVID update for Monday, 9/27, using 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.
- GFSD individuals now under quarantine: 63
- GFSD new positive cases today: 1 (MS), 1 (KRS)
- GFSD individuals rapid-tested on site today: 66
- Testing results: 66 Negative; 0 Positive
- Warren Co. Public Health active quarantines as of 9/27: 296
- Warren Co. Public Health active COVID-19 cases as of 9/27: 166
- (Data from Warren Co. COVID Hub)
Since the pandemic began, more than 1.5 million adolescents ages 12-17 years have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 13,000 have been hospitalized, according to CDC data. The pandemic also has taken a toll on children’s mental and emotional health, social well-being and their educational experience.
Health officials stress that the vaccine for kids between the ages of 12 and 17 is safe, effective, easy, fast, and free. Their collective hope is that parents will take advantage of the vaccine and get their kids vaccinated.
On Tuesday, October 5th, Warren Co. Health Services nurses will be in the Glens Falls Middle School cafeteria from 3-4 p.m., giving one-dose J&J/Janssen and first-dose Pfizer COVID vaccinations to any interested faculty, staff, parent, or student over age 12. PLEASE CONSIDER GETTING VACCINATED IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD ARE ELIGIBLE.
Sign up for the single-dose Johnson + Johnson/Janssen vaccine using this link (age 18+):
Sign up for the Pfizer vaccine using this link (age 12+):
Every person receiving the vaccine should report to the back cafeteria door of the Middle School (Door L) at your appointment time on October 5th.
Together, we are #GFNationStrong!