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New Shenendehowa student COVID-19 positives ‘directly related’ to teacher positive

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Two new Shenendehowa elementary school students have tested positive for COVID-19, cases that are “directly related” to a teacher who has also tested positive, the district said in a message posted Thursday.

The cases were contracted through outside activities, not by attending school, according to the district’s message.

The Saratoga County Public Health Department on Thursday notified the district that two Orenda students had tested positive, and the district said the case are related to the case of a Chango teacher, who health officials notified the district on Wednesday had tested positive.

The district is working with the health department to conduct contact tracing, and promised anyone at risk of direct exposure would be contacted by the end of the day.

“Anyone identified as having prolonged, direct exposure will be contacted by the end of the day, Thursday,” the district wrote in its message. “If you do not receive a call, then you have not been identified as having direct, prolong contact with the positive individual.”

Two high school students have also been on quarantine for over a week after testing positive for the virus.

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