Individual at BPES tests positive for COVID-19

Dear members of the Broadalbin-Perth community, 

Today, Friday, Jan. 15, Broadalbin-Perth was informed of a positive test for COVID-19 for an individual at Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School. We have identified students and employees who had come into contact with this individual and we have already directed them to leave school and/or stay at home starting immediately. Our buildings and grounds team will work to thoroughly clean and sanitize the school over the holiday weekend. We do not anticipate this situation affecting the normal operation of our schools and expect classes to resume for all learners — in-person and remote — on Tuesday, Jan. 19 after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

We are working closely with Fulton County Public Health (FCPH) and following all guidance provided to us. If you or anyone in your household is at risk of exposure, the district will contact you directly. If you are contacted by a state contact tracer, please offer your complete cooperation.

While I fully understand you would probably like additional details about this situation, privacy laws prohibit us from identifying the individual involved. We are providing you with as much information as is allowed under the law. If you have particular questions or concerns, please contact your county health department.

Please rest assured that our priority in Broadalbin-Perth is protecting the health, welfare, and safety of our students, employees, and community while complying with all government orders and guidelines related to the ongoing pandemic. Remember to complete the health self-screening tool honestly each day, and if your child experiences any symptoms of COVID-19, please keep them home from school and contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.

Stephen M. Tomlinson in cursive

Stephen M. Tomlinson
Superintendent of Schools