October 23, 2020
Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community:
Our school is informing parents and guardians that a student in Van Rensselaer Elementary School has been diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This person has not been on school premises since October 8th. This situation has not created an exposure in the building. There is no new risk.
The Rensselaer City School District will remain OPEN during this time. We continue to work closely with the Rensselaer County Health Department which helped prevent any exposure through their established contact tracing procedures in this case. We will follow the NYSDOH established A, B, C’s of contact tracing and the NYSDOH school guidance.
As an important reminder, please do not enter the building if you do not meet the screening criteria that we have shared and posted at each entrance. If you have been in direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person, do not come in. If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results, do not come in. If you have traveled to a state on the NYS travel advisory list, do not come in. If you are experiencing any new or unexpected COVID-19 symptoms, do not come in.
The volunteers on our reopening team met again today to improve screening procedures that ensure a safe and productive learning environment. Thanks in advance to all of you for helping and doing your part to keep the community safe. We want to do everything that we can to keep school open, our #fRAMily together, and continue live instruction safely.