COVID-19 case confirmed in a HS student; 15 other students asked to remain at home

A student at the high school has tested positive for COVID-19. This person was last in school on Tuesday, December 1. Through contact tracing in conjunction with the Schenectady County Public Health Service (SCPHS), it has been determined that an additional 15 students will also be asked to remain at home while SCPHS completes the contact tracing.

Everyone at the school is following health guidelines by wearing face masks and keeping socially distant, including the individual who tested positive. All staff members and students complete a series of health questions every morning from the Pinpoint Health Screening App before coming to school.

Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information about individuals suspected of, or having, COVID – 19. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.

Since the start of the school year, the district has been thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all buildings on campus, in accordance with guidance from the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).