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Jan. 13: Seven positive COVID cases

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on January 13, 2021

Seven positive cases of COVID-19 were reported today, Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the Bethlehem Central School District. They are as follows:

Eagle Elementary School

  • A student at Eagle has tested positive. There was no exposure at school. The student who tested positive is in isolation and will not return to school until cleared by the health department

Hamagrael Elementary School

  • Two students at Hamagrael have tested positive. There was no exposure at school. The students who tested positive are in isolation and will not return to school until cleared by the health department

Bethlehem Central Middle School

  • Three students at the middle school have tested positive. There was no exposure at school. The students who tested positive are in isolation and will not return to school until cleared by the health department

Bethlehem Central High School

  • A student at the high school has tested positive. There was no exposure at school. The student who tested positive is in isolation and will not return to school until cleared by the health department

It is extremely important that families continue to fill out the daily COVID screener every day and also 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 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.

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.