Capital Region schools report positive coronavirus cases

Capital Region schools report positive coronavirus cases

WNYT Staff
Updated: September 23, 2020 07:10 PM
Created: September 23, 2020 05:52 PM

At least five Capital Region schools are reporting positive cases of coronavirus.

The Voorheesville School District has learned there's a positive coronavirus case in the middle school.


The district says contact tracing is underway by the Albany County Health Department.

All 6th grade classes will be fully remote Thursday.

The school says it will evaluate the status of the Grade 6 instructional program after the health department conducts its contact training protocols.

Meanwhile, a member of the Rosendale Elementary School in Niskayuna has tested positive for coronavirus.

The school says it's working closely with Schenectady County Public Health Services to contact trace.

The health department will reach out to people who need to quarantine.

All Niskayuna schools will remain open for in-person instruction.

The school says everyone is wearing masks at all times except in some limited circumstances.

Hadley-Luzerne says someone at the high school has tested positive for coronavirus. The district says the person hasn't been in the building for several days, and doesn't pose an immediate threat. School remains open.

It's a similar situation in Queensbury where the district says someone in the high school community tested positive. The district says the person was asymptomatic and the risk to others is low.

At Shen, the district says a teacher at Chango Elementary tested positive for coronavirus. They say anyone who had close contact with the teacher would know by the end of Wednesday.

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