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New York State COVID School Dashboard

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on September 24, 2020

Every day, schools in the Bethlehem Central School District are busy monitoring developments in the health offices, tracking attendance and keeping in touch with representatives from the Albany County Department of Health so that the district is prepared to respond to any confirmed cases of COVID-19. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any school in the Bethlehem Central School District. 

If there were to be a confirmed case of COVID-19 linked to one of our schools (through a student or staff member, or an approved visitor), the district would coordinate its response with the Albany County Department of Health (ACDOH). The school district would work with ACDOH on contact tracing and a notice would be sent out districtwide with the information provided by the county health department.

In addition, all schools in New York State, including Bethlehem, are required to submit a daily report to the state of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to a school. The COVID-19 Report Card is available to the public on the New York State Department of Health website and includes daily case statistics from schools throughout the state. While the dashboard is an important tool for identifying trends regionally and statewide, please know that any information regarding COVID-19 in the Bethlehem schools will be shared with you directly and will not be delayed by these additional reporting requirements.

On the state dashboard, it is especially important to note that for every school district, the state includes a number that is an estimate of “Lab Reported Positives based on Residential Address” as part of its school COVID Report Card. This is an estimate only (currently at one for addresses located in the district). This estimate does not reflect the number of cases confirmed in any BC school (currently at zero). Individual school data on the dashboard is listed separately below this estimated number. 

You can view the NYS COVID-19 Report Card here.