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Niskayuna, Guilderland families voluntarily quarantined amid coronavirus fears

Niskayuna, Guilderland families voluntarily quarantined amid coronavirus fears

Niskayuna, Guilderland families voluntarily quarantined amid coronavirus fears
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Families in Niskayuna and Guilderland are in voluntary home quarantine amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the two school districts said Friday.

Still, none of the individuals involved have tested positive or shown symptoms of the virus.

Members of two Niskayuna Central School District families went into voluntary isolation due to recent travel to countries impacted by the virus, which has spread across the globe and is increasing in the United States. In Guilderland a household connected to Lynnwood Elementary School “may have been exposed” to coronavirus, the district said in a notice posted to its website.

The newest instances of voluntary quarantine in the Capital Region come shortly after the Schalmont Central School District on Thursday notified families in the district that two other families in the district – with students attending Jefferson Elementary School and Schalmont High School – were in self quarantine after returning from travel to a “high-risk” country.

The districts all said they were in communication with local health agencies and noted that there hadn’t been any positive tests of coronavirus among those in self quarantine.

“Based on our conversations with the health department, this does not mean that there is any greater risk to students, staff, community members or county residents,” Niskayuna officials wrote in their message. “Currently, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus in our school district.”

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