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BCHS has another confirmed case of COVID-19

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on October 30, 2020

On Friday, October 30, the Albany County Department of Health confirmed that a member of the Bethlehem Central High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the eighth confirmed case at the high school.

The individual who tested positive has not been at the high school since Thursday, Oct. 22, prior to the school moving to all-remote learning for students on Oct. 26. The Albany County Department of Health has indicated there was no exposure at the school and there is no known link to any other confirmed cases at the high school. This person is currently in isolation and will not return to the high school until they are cleared by the health department. To date, there have been no confirmed cases reported in any other BC schools.

It was announced Thursday that the high school would continue all-remote instruction through Friday, November 6. All other schools in the district remain open for in-person instruction. 

With the uptick in cases last week, the district is aware that several families have sought out testing. If you receive a positive COVID test result, please contact your child’s school nurse and the Albany County Department of Health at 518-447-4580 with that information. Timely reporting of these results and the contact tracing that follows is critical to maintaining a safe school environment.