January 3, 2021

Dear Families: 

We have been notified that several individuals have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • Four Troy High School students
  • Troy Middle School student
  • School 16 student
  • School 18 student
  • School 14 staff member
  • Troy Middle School staff member
  • Troy High School staff member

The Rensselaer County Department of Health (DOH) has determined there was no district exposure with any of the above cases. Therefore, no additional contact tracing or quarantining is necessary for the district. 

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.


John Carmello
Superintendent of Schools