COVID-19 Updates

Given that information related to coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly developing situation, we will use this web page to share information and resources as the circumstances warrant.

Beginning Feb. 1, 2021 COVID updates/messages reporting any daily confirmed cases including positives that are discovered through testing will be posted to this webpage daily by 5:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday while school is in session). *Please note if there is no community message on the district website posted for a particular school day then the district did not receive confirmation from Albany County Department of Health (ACDOH) of any positive cases for that day nor did they discover any positive test results if on-site testing occurred.

No changes will be made to how we communicate to families who may be impacted by a case that is affiliated with the school community. Impacted families will always be notified as soon as possible once tracing is completed. Notifications will come from either South Colonie or the ACDOH.


COVID Case Updates

Thursday, Feb. 25

The South Colonie Central School District learned of or confirmed today, Thursday, Feb. 25 COVID-19 cases at the following locations:

    • No new cases to report.

Testing Update

    • On Thursday, Feb. 25, 12 individuals were tested at Colonie Central High School and 0 positive results were reported.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

The South Colonie Central School District learned of or confirmed today, Wednesday, Feb. 24 COVID-19 cases at the following locations:

    • One case involving Shaker Road Elementary School; the DOH has deemed that there were no close or proximate contacts to these individuals. 

Testing Update

    • On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 13 individuals were tested at Colonie Central High School and 0 positive results were reported.
    • On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 8 individuals were tested at Lisha Kill Middle School and 0 positive results were reported.
    • On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12 individuals were tested at Sand Creek Middle School and 0 positive results were reported.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

No new cases to report for Tuesday, Feb. 23

Testing Update

    • On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 8 individuals were tested at Colonie Central High School and 0 positive results were reported.
    • On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 21 individuals were tested at Lisha Kill Middle School and 0 positive results were reported.

Monday, Feb. 22

The South Colonie Central School District learned of or confirmed today, Monday Feb. 22 COVID-19 cases at the following locations:

    • One case involving Sand Creek Middle School; the DOH has deemed that there were no close or proximate contacts to these individuals. 
    • One case involving Roessleville Elementary School; this individual participates in a virtual learning environment only, therefore the DOH has deemed that there were no close or proximate contacts to this individual in the school setting.  

Testing Update

    • On Monday, Feb. 22, 13 individuals were tested at Colonie Central High School and 0 positive results were reported.
    • On Monday, Feb. 22, 17 individuals were tested at Sand Creek Middle School and 0 positive results were reported.
    • On Monday, Feb. 22, 21 individuals were tested at Lisha Kill Middle School and 0 positive results were reported.
    • On Monday, Feb. 22, 30 individuals were tested at Shaker Road Elementary School and 0 positive results were reported.

Friday, Feb. 19

The South Colonie Central School District learned of or confirmed today, Friday, Feb.19 a positive COVID-19 case at the following location:

    • One case involving Colonie Central High School; this individual participates in a virtual learning environment only, therefore the DOH has deemed that there were no close or proximate contacts to this individual in the school setting.  

Wednesday, Feb. 17

The South Colonie Central School District learned of or confirmed today, Wednesday, Feb. 17 positive COVID-19 cases at the following locations:

    • One case involving Colonie Central High School; contact tracing has occurred.  Any students or staff members who were considered to be close or proximate contacts to this individual have been contacted by South Colonie with guidance to begin quarantine
    • One case involving Sand Creek Middle School; contact tracing has occurred.  Any students or staff members who were considered to be close or proximate contacts to this individual have been contacted by South Colonie with guidance to begin quarantine.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

The South Colonie Central School District learned of or confirmed today, Tuesday, Feb. 16 positive COVID-19 cases at the following locations:

    • One case involving Colonie Central High School; contact tracing has occurred.  Any students or staff members who were considered to be close or proximate contacts to this individual have been contacted by South Colonie with the proper guidance for this case
    • One case involving the Transportation Department; contact tracing has occurred.  Any students or staff members who were considered to be close or proximate contacts to this individual have been contacted by South Colonie with guidance to begin quarantine.

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.


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.