COLONIE — The North Colonie Central School District reported a case of COVID-19.
According to a letter to parents from Superintendent Joseph Corr, the individual who tested positive was last in the high school building on Friday, Sept. 11, when no students were present. The individual was not in school when students returned on Sept. 14.
“We are currently working with our local health departments to identify this individual’s contacts at the school,” Corr wrote. “The health departments will reach out to all contacts and advise on the need to isolate, if any, and to arrange testing of those potentially exposed.”
Anyone who has been in close contact with this individual will be directly contacted by the local health departments shortly to discuss how long/if they should self-isolate and other health-related instructions.
As per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the district cannot identify anyone who tests positive.
He said all district spaces where this individual had been last week have been deep cleaned as per Center for Disease Control guidance for cleaning and disinfecting.
The individual who tested positive has been placed in isolation and will not return to the school environment until they are cleared by their local health department.
The district opened as scheduled on Sept. 14 and at this time, all school buildings remain open for in-person instruction.