After first case of COVID-19, Voorheesville sixth graders will stay remote Friday

NEW SCOTLAND — Voorheesville Superintendent Frank Macri notified parents on Wednesday that the school district had learned just that afternoon that a member of the Voorheesville Middle School community had tested positive for COVID-19. 

“We immediately contacted the Albany County Department of Health, and are working closely with Albany County Department of Health to identify this individual’s contacts at the school,” said the letter from Macri. “The Albany County Department of Health will reach out to all contacts and advise on the need to quarantine and arrange testing for those exposed.”

The county’s health department recommended that only the sixth grade be fully remote for Thursday, Sept. 24, the letter said, “The status of the Grade 6 instructional program will be evaluated after the Department of Health has been able to conduct their contract tracing protocols and the district will notify the community accordingly.” 

The positive case in Voorheesville comes on the heels of two cases of COVID-19 at Altamont Elementary from different households.

 

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