The Albany County Department of Health confirmed on Wednesday, December 16 that an individual(s) associated with the following school are positive for COVID-19: 

  • RCS Middle School - last possible date of contact was 12/8/2020; At this time, no one has been deemed a close or proximate contact to that individual. 
  •  RCS Middle School - last possible date of contact was 12/16/2020; At this time, contact tracing has begun. Any students or staff members who are considered a close or proximate contact to this individual have been contacted by the RCS School District and will be referred to the department of health. 

Please note that The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy laws restrict us from disclosing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We cannot divulge the identity of anyone who has tested positive.

The school district continues to follow all prevention protocols in accordance with guidelines from the New York State Health Department and CDC — this includes a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of all school buildings. More health and safety information can be found in the RCS reopening plan.

In addition, the district urges parents and caregivers to download our new mobile app to stay up-to-date on news items related to the RCS District. The RCS Connects mobile app is available to download for FREE on both Google Play or the Apple App Store.

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Contact Tracing Protocols

When the Albany County Public Health Department informs the district that there is a positive case, the district’s COVID Response Team meets to begin gathering all of the information for the health department to begin contact tracing protocols. The most up to date guidance from New York state regarding this process can be found here

Please add the following phone number (518) 447-4580 to your contacts. It is the number for the Albany County Public Health and may come up as spam on some phones.