Member of the high school community tests positive for COVID-19 (Oct. 16)

Dear North Colonie Community,

The North Colonie Central School District was made aware today, Friday, Oct. 16, that a member of the high school community has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last in the high school building on Wednesday, Oct. 14 and they had minimal contact with students. The individual who tested positive has been placed in isolation and will not return to the school environment until they are cleared by the health department. 

We have been in contact with the Albany County Health Department and identified the individual’s close contacts at the school. The health department will be reaching out to members of the school community who were in close contact with the individual. The local health department will advise on the need to quarantine, if any, and facilitate testing of those potentially exposed.

Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information regarding positive cases or mandatory quarantine.

All district spaces where this individual was located will be deep cleaned, as per CDC guidance.

As always, if you feel sick or have any symptoms, you are asked to stay home. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school principal.


D. Joseph Corr
Superintendent of Schools