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Dec. 23: One COVID case reported at BCHS

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on December 23, 2020

The Bethlehem Central School District learned today, Wednesday, Dec. 23, that a student in the high school community has tested positive for COVID-19. In its case investigation, the Albany County Department of Health has determined there was no exposure at school. The individual who tested positive is currently in isolation and will not return to school until cleared by the health department. This person has not been at the school since Thursday, Dec. 10.  

    Throughout the holiday break, please continue to follow these safety protocols to keep your family healthy and safe: 

    • 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.
    • Contact your medical provider if 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.

    Please watch your email next week for information about the district’s plan for meeting school-based COVID testing requirements that could be in place as early as next month.

    If you or your child are experiencing symptoms at any time, contact your health care provider immediately. Community 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.