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Dec. 3: Two additional confirmed COVID cases

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on December 3, 2020

The Albany County Department of Health has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 in the Bethlehem Central School District: one at the high school and one at the middle school. The health department has indicated there was no exposure at school in either case and that there are no additional steps required for the district at this time regarding contact tracing.

At the middle school, the last day the individual who tested positive was in the school building was Friday, Nov. 13. In the high school case, the last day the individual who tested positive was in the building was also Friday, Nov. 13.

In the district, there have been 29 cases of COVID-19 confirmed by the Albany County Department of Health since the start of the school year:

  • BCHS – 22
  • BCMS – 3
  • Eagle Elementary School – 1
  • Glenmont Elementary School – 1
  • Slingerlands Elementary School – 2

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 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.