Sept. 10: Notification of two positive COVID cases

We learned today – Friday, Sept. 10 – of two new positive cases of COVID-19 involving the Watervliet Elementary School community.

Based on new contact tracing protocols developed by the Albany County Health Department, all individuals identified as having potential exposure at school have been notified and advised of the need to quarantine and monitor for symptoms. 

A reminder that although no daily online screening is required this year to enter school buildings, students and staff are asked to stay home if exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19. These include: 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.

COVID-19 testing information is available by calling the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 888-364-3065, the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center at 518-407-0172, or contact your health care provider.

COVID-19 vaccination for eligible students is strongly encouraged. Vaccinations are currently available for individuals who are 12 and older. Visit the Albany County Department of Health website for a list of vaccination sites, or contact your health care provider.

Your continued cooperation and support of our schools is appreciated as we work together to make this a safe, healthy and successful school year for our students, staff and families.

(This notification was sent to WCSD families and staff on Friday, Sept. 10 via One Call Now email.)