Feb. 5 Update: New Case and Rate of Infection Declining

One New Case to Report

Today, the district learned of one new positive COVID-19 case connected to Guilderland High School. This case did not require contact tracing by the school because the individual was not on campus while infectious.

Rate of Infection Falling in Albany County

There is positive news in Albany County; the daily infection rate and the seven-day rolling average continue to fall. According to the NYSOH Dashboard, the positive rate in Albany County yesterday was 2.2%, and the seven-day average was down to 4.3%. We are definitely moving in the right direction!

As encouraging as this trend in the data is, we all need to continue to practice the necessary health and safety protocols that limit the spread of the virus. We realize that doing so on Super Bowl weekend will be very difficult. Still, it has been reported that the vast majority of the spread of COVID-19 happens in small group gatherings with people outside of your immediate household.

Please remember to practice social distancing, wear a mask and wash your hands frequently. We need everyone to their part to be safe so that the downward trend in infection rates can continue and we can keep our schools open for in-person learning.

1,000 Books for Project: Cameron’s Story

Annually some of our building locations serve as collection sites for books to be donated to Project: Cameron’s Story, a non-profit that distributes new children’s books to families with babies in the NICU in hospitals across the state. In fact, in the last six years, our community has donated over 4,200 books. This year, the goal is to donate 1,000 books. Find more information about how to participate here.

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