April 27 Update: Three confirmed positive COVID-19 cases reported

We have been notified of three confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the Watervliet City School District community since our last update.

Two individuals from the Watervliet Elementary School community have tested positive for COVID-19. All contacts associated with these cases have been identified and advised of the need to quarantine as a precaution. Two classrooms have moved to remote learning for the next 10 days as per health department guidelines.

The third positive case is individual associated with the Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School community who participates in the remote learning program and has not been on campus. The health department has advised that no additional contact tracing was required with this case.

We remind students, families and staff members that COVID-19 is still a risk so it is important to continue to practice safety protocols outside of school, which include limiting group gatherings, practicing good hygiene, wearing masks and following social distance guidelines.

Please DO NOT send your child to school or come to work when feeling sick or exhibiting any of the following symptoms: fever, fatigue/tiredness, muscle/body aches or pains, congestion, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting or diarrhea, headache, loss of taste or smell, rash, feeling sick or unwell in any way.

If you or your child are experiencing symptoms, please contact your health care provider immediately. COVID-19 testing information is available by calling the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 364-3065 or visit the Albany County Department of Health website.

(This message was shared with WCSD families and staff via One Call Now email on April 27.)