Three elementary students at three schools test positive for COVID-19

Three elementary students at three different schools have tested positive for COVID-19. A student at Glendaal, Glen-Worden and Sacandaga have tested positive and the Schenectady County Public Health Services has begun contact tracing in the cases.

  • At Glendaal, 13 additional students and six staff members will be asked to remain home beginning tomorrow, Dec. 15, because of the case at that school. The student who tested positive was last in the building on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
  • At Glen-Worden, the student has not been in school since Friday, Dec. 4, so this case will not require additional quarantining of students or staff.
  • At Sacandaga, three additional students and one staff member will be asked to remain home.

All schools will be open tomorrow.

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).