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এই পৃষ্ঠাটিকে অন্য ভাষায় অনুবাদ করতে, আপনার স্ক্রিনের উপরের ডানদিকে কোণায় অবস্থিত “অনুবাদ” লিঙ্কটি ক্লিক করুন, ড্রপ ডাউন মেনু থেকে আপনার ভাষা নির্বাচন করুন এবং “অনুবাদ” বোতামটি ক্লিক করুন।

Dear Bluehawk Families,

I wanted to take a few moments to write a letter to all of you about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and share information about what we are doing. Currently, we have no confirmed cases or exposure that we know of in our schools or within the community, however we are taking precautionary steps. We at the Hudson City School District are working closely with the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Education Department, and the Columbia County Department of Health to prepare for the potential spread of COVID-19 and to protect our staff and students by being proactive in education, disinfection, and preparation. Even though COVID-19 cases are typically mild for most people, we are doing what we can to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Throughout the school district our Buildings and Grounds department is working hard to disinfect common areas such as doorknobs, computer devices, water fountains, and handrails. We are also in the process of cleaning and disinfecting by using a modern technological process for dispersing disinfectants in rooms. Furthermore, we are currently in the process of installing hand sanitizer dispensers in different public areas of the school buildings so that students and staff can disinfect throughout the day, even when they don’t have access to soap and water. The District is working to ensure that all teachers and common areas have access to hand sanitizers and disinfection products in their working and learning spaces. The District is also maintaining an adequate supply of products that are confirmed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to be effective against COVID-19.

Ultimately, infection control is a community effort that requires awareness and collaboration to minimize the risk associated with the transmission of disease. This means we should all be making efforts to practice good hand hygiene and washing our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after touching common surfaces such as doorknobs and handrails. If you suffer from symptoms such as fever, dry cough, trouble breathing or shortness of breath, fatigue, or mucus production, please limit your contact with other people as much as possible and contact your primary health care professional. The virus spreads through droplets in the air produced by coughing, so remember to cough into your elbow or a tissue and wash your hands frequently.

We recommend that you notify the school district and the Columbia County Department of Health if you or anyone in your household have visited or are planning to visit an impacted area. Notifying school and health officials of previous or planned travel will help the school district in our prevention efforts.

For additional information about COVID-19 you may visit the New York State Department of Health website’s information page at

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the District Office at 518-828-4360 (ext. 2101).


Dr. Maria Lagana Suttmeier

Superintendent of Schools