New Albany County policy could shorten kids’ quarantines

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In Albany County, a new test out policy is now in effect for schools. It’s a new pilot program involving COVID quarantines.

County Executive Dan McCoy says if a student comes in close contact with someone who has COVID, but that student is showing no symptoms, they can now test out of quarantine after seven days.

Essentially, if after seven days, they test negative, they can go back to school.

Quarantine previously lasted for 10 days.

A similar program is underway in Saratoga County.