Individual at BPHS tests positive for COVID-19

Dear members of the Broadalbin-Perth community, 

Today, Tuesday, Nov. 17, Broadalbin-Perth was informed of a positive test for COVID-19 for an individual at Broadalbin-Perth Junior/Senior High School. Because of the cohort model we are using at BPHS, we were able to quickly identify students and employees who had come into contact with this individual and we have already directed them to stay at home while they await further instructions from their county health department. Students in affected cohorts have been switched to the remote learning model, and our buildings and grounds team is thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing the high school. At this time, all Broadalbin-Perth school buildings remain open for in-person instruction. We will keep the school community informed if we must shift some or all of our students to remote learning.

We are working closely with Fulton County Public Health (FCPH) and following all guidance provided to us. FCPH is taking the lead role in any further steps that may be necessary, such as additional testing of individuals or contact tracing. If you or anyone in your household is at risk of exposure, you will be contacted directly by state contact tracers. 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 that 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