The district learned about seven positive COVID-19 cases yesterday and today. Only one of these cases presents a risk of exposure and requires individuals in the school community to quarantine.
The following individuals have been confirmed by the Albany County Department of Health:
- An individual associated with Altamont Elementary School who was not in school during the time in which they were infectious.
- An individual associated with Guilderland High School who was not in school during the time in which they were infectious.
- An individual associated with Guilderland High School who is fully remote and has not been in any of our buildings this year.
The following individuals have notified the district of their positive COVID-19 test results, but are pending confirmation from the Albany County Department of Health. Once these cases are confirmed, they will be reported and will appear on the NYS COVID-19 Report Card for our district:
- Three separate individuals associated with Guilderland High School who were not in school during the time in which they were infectious.
- One in-person individual at Guilderland High school. GHS principal Michael Piscitelli was provided guidelines from the Department of Health to determine who needs to quarantine and has notified those individuals. The Department of Health should be following up with them as well.
Please know that we are truly grateful that we can continue to safely welcome students into our buildings for in-person instruction. We do this by working closely with the Albany County Department of Health to follow their guidance each time our district has a positive case. We also thoroughly clean and disinfect all school buildings each evening. Most importantly, we follow and encourage COVID-19 prevention safety procedures and protocols.
Thank you for your partnership and diligence outside of school. Working together is how we will continue to keep our schools open for in-person instruction. If you haven’t had a chance, please take a moment to review information about plans for keeping our schools open in micro-cluster zones.