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Dec. 10: Positive COVID case at BCHS

Filed in Archive, BCHS, District, District News by on December 10, 2020

The Bethlehem Central School District learned today, Thursday, Dec. 10, of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the high school. The individual who tested positive is in isolation and will not return to school until cleared by the Albany County Department of Health.

The last day this individual was at the high school was Monday, Nov. 23, a “B” day. The Albany County Department of Health has indicated there was no exposure at the school related to this case and that there are no additional steps required for the district at this time regarding contact tracing.

It is important that families districtwide continue to complete the district’s COVID screening tool every morning before school. Any indicator that results in a red “thumbs-down” on the screening should be reported to your child’s school nurse as soon as possible.

In addition, please continue to follow these important safety protocols: 

  • Always wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose when you are out of your home or if someone from outside your household visits your home.
  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently when out of your home. If you cannot use soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Don’t touch the eyes, nose or mouth unless your hands are clean.
  • Do not come to school when you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose.

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms, contact your health care provider immediately. COVID-19 testing information is available by calling the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 364-3065 or on the Albany County Department of Health website.