This morning, the North Colonie Central School District became aware of a presumed positive COVID case associated with the Shaker High School girls varsity soccer team. The team was scheduled to play in a highly anticipated game against Shenendehowa this morning at 11 a.m. for the Suburban Council Championship. Out of an abundance of caution, and for the health and safety of the Shaker and Shenendehowa athletes, the two teams decided to cancel today’s game. The teams will be named co-champions for the 2020-21 season.
District administrators will address the team this afternoon. We are in contact with the Albany County Health Department and are working to identify the individual’s close contacts in the school community. Anyone who has been in close contact with this individual will be directly contacted by a school administrator this weekend to discuss quarantine procedures and other health-related instructions. A call from the New York State Department of Health contact tracers will follow.