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Positive COVID-19 test result reported at HFM Career and Technical Center

October 8, 2020 | Filed in Archive

On the morning of Thursday, Oct. 8, HFM BOCES received notice of a positive COVID-19 test for an individual at the HFM Career and Technical Center.

The individual last attended the program on Monday, Oct. 5.

Out of an abundance of caution, local health officials have determined that the program affected will shift to remote learning until Monday, Oct. 19. Parents of students in the program have been notified. All other programs at the Career and Technical Center will remain open for in-person learning. Any student or staff who had direct contact with the individual who tested positive will also shift to remote learning until Oct. 19.

HFM BOCES has been working with the departments of health in both Montgomery and Fulton counties and the home school district to identify anyone who may have come into close contact with the individual who tested positive.

The county health departments will determine, through contact tracing, which individuals need to quarantine or be tested. The county health departments will notify those individuals directly.

Please note that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict BOCES from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information, and we cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.