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Dec. 30: One positive COVID case

Filed in Archive, District, District News, Slingerlands by on December 30, 2020

The Bethlehem Central School District was notified today, Wednesday, Dec. 30, that an individual at Slingerlands Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Albany County Department of Health, there was possible exposure at the school on Friday, Dec. 18 but the health department’s isolation and quarantine periods have already ended so there are no additional steps for the district to take regarding contact tracing.

    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.
    • 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.
    • Do not come to school if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above. In addition, if an individual in your household is symptomatic and is awaiting the results of a COVID test, please do not send your child to school.

    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.