More coronavirus cases reported at Capital Region schools

More coronavirus cases reported at Capital Region schools

WNYT Staff
Updated: September 29, 2020 11:57 AM
Created: September 28, 2020 04:24 PM

More school districts are reporting positive cases of the coronavirus.

The Hoosick Falls School District will be closed Tuesday after a high school student tested positive for coronavirus.


The Rensselaer County Health Department says any siblings or contacts of the student will have to quarantine through Oct. 9 as a precaution.

Contact tracing is underway by the health department.

The district says schools will be closed for cleaning Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

This case is one of three new cases in Rensselaer County.

An individual from the Head Start program in Queensbury tested positive. The program services preschool students and is confined to just one wing of Queensbury Elementary School.

Head Start classes will be conducted remotely for 14 days because of the confirmed case.

Shenendehowa is reporting more cases. The latest involve two people at Chango Elementary and another at Karigon Elementary School.

According to the state’s School COVID-19 Report Card, there are 14 positive cases at Shenendehowa.

There's also a confirmed case at Guilderland High School. The school district says the Albany County Health Department is contacting people who may be affected. Classes will resume Tuesday as planned.

The Whitehall Elementary School is shifting to all remote learning for Tuesday after someone tested positive for the coronavirus. The plan is to return to in-person classes on Wednesday. 

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