Coronavirus Information

This webpage is updated as new guidance becomes available. Last updated March 4, 2024.


As of March 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new Respiratory Virus Guidance that utilizes a unified approach to addressing risks from a range of common respiratory viral illnesses, such as COVID-19, flu and RSV.

  • Five-day isolation period has been removed for individuals infected with COVID
  • Instead, the CDC recommends that people stay home and away from others when they are sick with a respiratory virus
  • Students and staff may return to school when symptoms are improving for at least 24 hours
  • If a fever was present, it has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication
  • Once resuming normal activities, people are encouraged to take additional steps for the next five days to avoid infecting others, such as wearing a well-fitting mask, keeping a distance from others and enhanced hygiene practices

Resources/Contact Information


COVID-19 Updates

Rensselaer County COVID-19 Contacts