The City School District of Albany was notified Tuesday of seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19. The individuals and their unvaccinated contacts are quarantining at home.
Four cases are associated with Albany High School:
- The first individual is associated with ninth grade and was last in school Nov. 12. The Albany County Health Department identified 14 contacts; nine are vaccinated and do not require quarantine.
- The second individual is associated with 10th grade and was last in school Nov. 12. The health department has identified nine additional contacts; four are vaccinated and do not require quarantine.
- The third individual is associated with 10th grade and was last in school Nov. 10. The health department identified 22 additional contacts; 11 are vaccinated and do not require quarantine.
- The fourth individual is associated with 12th grade and was last in school Nov. 4. The health department identified no additional contacts.
The fifth case is associated with first grade at Albany School of Humanities (ASH), and the individual was last in school Nov. 8. The health department identified one additional contact.
The sixth case is associated with first grade at New Scotland Elementary School, and the individual was last in school Nov. 10. The health department identified 11 additional contacts; three are vaccinated and do not require quarantine.
Tuesday’s seventh and final case is associated with fourth grade at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST), and the individual was last in school Nov. 3. The health department identified no additional contacts.
Health and safety procedures at all district buildings continue to include cleaning and sanitizing. We will continue with these procedures, and also will continue to follow all required COVID-19 precautions (wearing masks inside all district buildings, hand hygiene, social distancing of 3 feet or more in all classrooms, and other precautions).
We also would like to remind everyone of steps you can take to help be safe:
- Maintain social distance at all times from those you don’t live with.
- Always wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose when inside at school or when your student is riding a bus to or from school.
- Wash hands with soap and water frequently when out of your home. If you cannot use soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Don’t touch the eyes, nose or mouth unless your hands are clean.
- DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WHEN THEY ARE SICK OR HAVE SYMPTOMS:
- Signs of COVID-19 are: 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.
- You can get a COVID-19 test by calling the New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 364-3065, or Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center at (518) 407-0172 or (518) 465-4771.
- You also can find resources here:
- In alignment with the recommendations of federal, state and local health and medical professionals, the City School District of Albany strongly encourages everyone 12 and older who is eligible and able to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
- You can find information about COVID-19 vaccinations on the Albany County Health Department website: