A Note About Social Distancing for Students and Families

The following information for our school community was adapted from guidance shared by the Saratoga County Department of Health.

During this period of school closure, our public health partners are reminding us of the importance of students and families staying home as much as possible and to use social distancing if they do need to go out. This means  avoiding crowds, canceling social gatherings, and maintaining a safe separation of at least 6 feet from others.

Keeping your distance from others will not only help reduce the spread of COVID-19 but can also help protect your family members from getting sick. We know this is a difficult time and we want to make sure our community can stay connected as much as possible. It’s understandable that students want to spend time with friends, but it is important that they not gather together. In this sense we are fortunate to live in a time when technology enables people to “see each other” even when they can’t be together.

While gatherings and close contact should be avoided, it is OK to go outside and do things like walk, jog, or ride a bike. Regardless of the activity, there should not be any large groups hanging out together. If a few students wanted to go outside and hang out together it should be with activities that still allow for social distancing. This is important to protect not only you but also your family, elders and others around you.