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Mar. 22: Four positive COVID cases

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on March 22, 2021

Four new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported today, Mar. 22, in the Bethlehem Central School District.

Bethlehem Central High School

  • A student at the high school has tested positive. The student is a remote learner so there was no exposure at school and no need for contact tracing.

Bethlehem Central Middle School

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

Elsmere Elementary School

  • A student at Elsmere Elementary School has tested positive. There was possible exposure at school on Friday, Mar. 19. All contacts have been identified and notified of the need to quarantine. The individual who tested positive will not return to school until cleared by the health department.

Slingerlands Elementary School

  • A student at Slingerlands Elementary School has tested positive. There was possible exposure at school on Wednesday, Mar. 17 and Thursday, Mar. 18. All contacts have been identified and notified of the need to quarantine. The individual who tested positive will not return to school until cleared by the health department.

Please be sure to continue to follow all COVID health and safety protocols and complete the daily COVID screener. Do not come to school 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. 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.

Diagnostic 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.