The City School District of Albany was notified Friday of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19. These individuals and their unvaccinated contacts are quarantining at home.
Four of these cases are associated with Albany High School:
- One is associated with ninth grade. This individual was last in the building Nov. 16. The Albany County Health Department has identified four additional contacts.
- One is associated with 10th grade. This individual was last in the building Nov. 16. The health department has identified seven additional contacts, two of whom are not required to quarantine because they are fully vaccinated.
- One is associated with 11th grade. This individual was last in the building Nov. 10. The health department has identified five additional contacts.
- In the final case for Albany High, the individual was last in the building Nov. 17. The health department has identified six additional contacts, but none is required to quarantine because they are all fully vaccinated.
Another case is associated with seventh grade at North Albany Middle School. This individual was last in the building Nov. 13. The health department has identified two additional contacts.
Friday’s final case is associated with eighth grade at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School. This individual was last in the building Nov. 18. The health department has identified one additional contact, but that person is not required to quarantine because they are fully vaccinated.
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: