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Nov. 18: New COVID-19 case at BCHS

Filed in Archive, BCHS, District, District News by on November 18, 2020

The Bethlehem Central School District learned today, Wednesday, Nov. 18, of another confirmed case of COVID-19 at the high school. The last day the individual who tested positive was at the high school was Tuesday, Nov. 10. The Albany County Department of Health has indicated there was no exposure at the school related to this case and that there are no additional steps required for the district at this time regarding contact tracing.

There have been a total of 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to the school district since the start of the school year. Twelve of those cases have been individuals associated with the high school. Two were linked to individuals at Slingerlands Elementary School.

For all students, staff and families, it is important to continue to follow all COVID-19 safety precautions:

  • Maintain a social distance of at least six feet at all times from those you don’t live with.
  • Always wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose when you are out of 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.
  • Do not come to school when 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.

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.