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, May 6
The South Colonie Central School District learned of or confirmed today, Thursday, May 6 positive COVID-19 case at the following locations:
- One case involving Colonie Central High School; contract tracing has occurred. All students and staff that were deemed close contacts have already been contacted with guidance to begin quarantine.
Monday, May 3
The South Colonie Central School District learned of or confirmed today, Monday, May 3 positive COVID-19 case at the following locations:
- One case involving Colonie High School; contact tracing has begun. Any students or staff members who are considered to be close or proximate contacts to this individual will be contacted by South Colonie with guidance that they should self-quarantine.
- One case involving Shaker Road Elementary School; contract tracing has occurred. All students and staff that were deemed close contacts have been contacted with guidance to begin quarantine.
Wednesday, April 28
The South Colonie Central School District learned of or confirmed today, Wednesday, April 28 positive COVID-19 case at the following locations:
- One case involving an individual associated with the Virtual Learning Academy; as a result of their participation in a virtual learning environment only, the DOH has deemed that there were no close or proximate contacts to this individual in the school setting.
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.