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Department of Health update & four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Colonie

| January 8, 2021

Dear North Colonie Families,

In conjunction with COVID-19 positivity rates experienced locally, effective immediately, the Albany County Department of Health advises K-12 school districts to exclude siblings of symptomatic students from attending in-person classes pending COVID-19 test results of the symptomatic student. This does not mean that the whole family who may be asymptomatic needs to have a COVID test to return.

If you are contacted to pick up your symptomatic child from school, you will also be advised to pick up all other siblings attending in-person instruction that day. North Colonie will contact the necessary buildings to prepare your children to be dismissed.

This also means if you are keeping a symptomatic child home or a household member is symptomatic, all children must remain home until the symptomatic family member receives their negative test results (lab based/PCR test).

Please note, our daily attestation has been updated accordingly and you should answer yes if anyone in your household is symptomatic.

Today, Friday, Jan. 8, the North Colonie Central School District has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 in our school community. The cases by building include:

Boght Hills

  • An individual associated with Boght Hills grades 4-6 in the junior high building; last in on Wednesday, Jan. 6; all contacts have been notified.

Shaker High School

  • An individual associated with Shaker High School; no school contacts.


  • An individual associated with the Southgate K-3 community; no school contacts.
  • An individual associated with the Southgate K-3 community; contacts have been notified.

Please reach out to your child’s school principal if you have any questions.


D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools

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