The South Colonie Central School District learned of or confirmed today, Tuesday, Jan. 12 a positive COVID-19 case involving a South Colonie Employee. At this time, no tracing is required and the ACDOH has deemed that there are no close or proximate contacts to this individual.
Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot identify anyone who has tested positive.
The school district continues to follow all prevention protocols in accordance with guidelines from the New York State Health Department and CDC — this includes a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all school buildings. More health and safety information can be found in the South Colonie reopening plan.
We will continue to work closely with all related public health departments and communicate any necessary updates. Please reach out to your building principal directly if you would like more information about health and safety procedures.
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Safe Schools
South Colonie COVID-19 Coordinator
Contact Tracing Protocols
When the Albany County Public Health Department informs the district that there is a positive case, the district’s COVID Response Team meets to begin gathering all of the information for the health department to begin contact tracing protocols. The most up to date guidance from New York state regarding this process can be found here.
Please add the following phone number (518) 447-4580 to your contacts. It is the number for the Albany County Public Health and may come up as spam on some phones.