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NYS COVID-19 Report Card Error

It has been brought to our attention that a positive case appears on the New York State COVID-19 Report Card for our District. The District did not submit this data and has not received any information regarding positive COVID cases within our schools to date. Columbia County Department of Health has confirmed although the positive student lives within our District, they do not attend Germantown schools. The positive student either attends a public, private or charter school in a neighboring District. 

 

The New York State COVID-19 Report Card reads: 

 

“All COVID-19 positive or negative test results for New York State residents 5-17 years old are reported by laboratories to the Department of Health. This data is matched to the school district within which an individual lives. This data reflects the number of COVID-19 tests and test results for students living in a school district. Note: Individuals 5-17 years old may attend a private or charter school in a neighboring district. Verification measures are in place to prevent duplicate reporting of lab results.” 

 

The positive was erroneously reported, and we are currently working to get this error fixed to reflect accurate information for our District. More information on COVID-19 reporting can be found here: https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/searchResults

 

The District’s top priority is the health and safety of our students, and we are committed to communicating transparently. Should the District be informed of a positive case within our schools, rest assured you will be notified as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding at this time.