Five students at the MS and HS test positive for COVID-19

Five students – three at the Middle School and two at the High School – have tested positive for COVID-19. Of the Middle School students, one is virtual and another has not been at school since before the holiday break; at the high school, one of the students is virtual.

The Schenectady County Public Health Service (SCPHS) has begun an investigation and contract tracing in two of the five cases. The two virtual students and middle school student who has been out of the building for more than two weeks do not require 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).