Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics this summer throughout the county. The vaccine is free and walk-ins are welcome. Clinics include: Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, NY (Tuesday, August 10, 5-7 p.m., J&J); North Greenbush Town Hall, Wynantskill, NY (Sunday, August 22, 5-7 p.m., J&J); Stewart’s Shops, Nassau, NY (Tuesday, August 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pfizer or J&J). You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.vaccines.gov/search

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The East Greenbush Central School District was notified today that four employees and two students have tested positive for COVID-19.

Those with questions are advised to call the county health department directly at 518-270-2655 or contact the district’s COVID-19 Coordinator at Columbia High School at 518-207-2180.

District-wide Maintenance

  • A district-wide maintenance employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Three employees have been identified as contacts and must enter mandatory quarantine at home through January 3 as a precaution. All contacts have been given instructions related to mandatory quarantine. The quarantined individuals do not need to be tested for COVID-19 unless exhibiting symptoms or advised by a healthcare provider.

Columbia High School

  • An employee from Columbia High School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The employee was last in school on December 21.
  • A student from Columbia High School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The student was last in school on December 17.
  • A student from Columbia High School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The student was last in school on December 17.

Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School

  • An employee from Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The employee was last in school on December 18.

Green Meadow Elementary School

  • An employee from Green Meadow Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. There was no exposure at school related to this case. The employee was last in school on December 22.

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases in our country and New York State, the district would like to remind everyone to maintain the strong habits we are developing as a school community:

  • Avoid large and small group gatherings such as parties or unstructured situations which bring people from different households into contact with each other.
  • Wear masks at all times when out in public, particularly when you cannot socially distance or when participating in such activities as club sports.
  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently and thoroughly. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not accessible.
  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and in the event someone is sick, stay at home and contact your primary care provider.

For COVID-19 updates and information, visit egcsd.org/coronavirus.