December 15, 2020
We have been notified that two students have tested positive for COVID-19:
- School 18 student – last in school on Friday, December 4. The Rensselaer County Department of Health (DOH) has determined there was no district exposure. No additional contact tracing or quarantining necessary for the district in this case.
- School 18 student – last in school on Friday, December 11. The District is working closely with DOH to conduct thorough contact tracing and has already reached out to the affected students and staff with specific quarantine instructions. If you are not contacted by a representative of the District or DOH, there is no further action needed on your part.
While we understand that you might like additional details, due to privacy laws, we cannot release any identifiable information about the individuals or affected students.
Please be reminded that students and staff who are experiencing any symptom of COVID-19, or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, should not report to school.
We must all work together to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Families and community members can assist our efforts by promoting healthy behaviors and following these practices
- wearing masks,
- social distancing,
- practicing good hygiene, and
- limiting group gatherings
As always, the health and safety of students and staff is our top priority and we appreciate your continued support.
Superintendent of Schools