An Ichabod Crane High School student has tested positive for COVID-19, school officials confirmed in a statement posted to the district website Sunday evening. The district was notified of the diagnosis by the Columbia County Department of Health.
“We are in regular contact with the health department and they are actively working to identify and get in touch with anyone who’s had close contact with the student,” according to the district website. “Anyone identified will be contacted by the health department. If you are not contacted, we’ve been told it is because they have not identified you or your child as a close contact.”
The district is following all protocols issued by the county Department of Health, including sanitizing its buildings and bus fleet, Ichabod Crane District Superintendent of Schools Jason Thomson said Monday.
Ichabod Crane is operating just two facilities on school premises; a cafeteria delivering food to students in need and a day-care center for children of people working in essential services.
“The staff will clean and sanitize after day care ends each day, so there is a fresh space every morning when people come in,” Thomson said.
There are six children in the program currently, he added.
Thomson, who began as the Ichabod Crane superintendent six weeks ago, said his first months on the job have been hectic and he has faith in the district to keep the school community safe.
“I am extremely proud of my teachers and administrative staff,” he said. “Everyone is ragged tired trying to make the best decisions and work together.”