2 Capital Region school districts transition to remote learning

Emily De Vito and WNYT Staff
Updated: October 26, 2020 12:11 PM
Created: October 26, 2020 08:07 AM

Several schools in the Capital Region are switching to remote learning because of confirmed cases of COVID-19.

On Sunday, the Bethlehem Central School District announced the high school would be going all remote for the week. Just last week, the district confirmed five new cases of the coronavirus.

District officials say the cases and the large amount of students needing to quarantine led them to the decision. They say 65 students and eight teachers will have to quarantine because of recent positive cases.

They say they will be remote until at least Friday. The district will then re-evaluate the situation and let families know what the plan is moving forward.

According to the district and the Albany County Department of Health, at least two of the positive cases have been linked to a party that took place outside of school.  They say people were socializing without masks or social distancing.

The school is reminding students and parents to be responsible with their actions.

The Brunswick Central School District is also going remote. The district wrote a letter to families saying a bus driver in the district tested positive for the coronavirus. The Rensselaer County Health Department recommends the district goes fully remote for all students, grades K -12.

They say it will give the district the opportunity to conduct a full, deep clean of all transportation vehicles. The district will continue to update the community on when they could possibly reopen.

To hear more about what the districts are doing, click on Emily De Vito's report. 

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