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Feb. 10: Two positive COVID cases

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on February 10, 2021

Two positive cases of COVID-19 were reported late in the day on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the Bethlehem Central School District. Information on these two cases can be found below. No additional cases have been reported today, Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Bethlehem Central Middle School

  • A student at the middle school has tested positive. There was possible exposure on Friday, Feb. 5. Several students and staff members were identified as contacts. All contacts were notified on Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, of the need to quarantine. The individual who tested positive will not return to school until cleared by the health department.

Recent quarantine orders at the middle school have resulted in a staffing shortage. As a result, the Patroon 7 team is remote only through Friday, Feb. 12. The Mohawk 6 team is remote through Thursday, Feb. 11.

Glenmont Elementary School

  • A student at Glenmont has tested positive. Based on the last date the student was at school, there was no exposure and no contact tracing by the district was required. The individual who tested positive will not return to school until cleared by the health department.

    It is important that the daily COVID screener is completed every day and that the following safety protocols remain in place for students and staff:

    • 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 your child tests positive for COVID or if you get a “thumbs down” on your child’s daily COVID screening, please contact your child’s school nurse. For staff, please stay home if you get a “thumbs down” and contact your immediate supervisor.

    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