April 28 Update: One confirmed positive COVID-19 case reported

We have been notified of one confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the Watervliet Elementary School community since our last update.

All contacts associated with the new case have been identified and advised of the need to quarantine as a precaution. One classroom has moved to remote learning for the next 10 days as per health department guidelines.

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 28.)