Two high school students – one virtual and one in-person – and a high school teacher have tested positive for COVID-19. The one in-person student case doesn’t require contact tracing by the Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) because the student has not been in attendance lately. The SCPHS is conducting contact tracing in the teacher case.
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).