Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case (Airline Drive Academy)

Special Education, Airline Drive Academy

Director of Special Education Caralee Kardash emailed the following update to families on Dec. 6, 2021 regarding a member of the Airline Drive Academy community who has tested positive for COVID-19. 


Capital Region BOCES learned this weekend that a member of the Airline Drive Academy community has tested positive for COVID-19.

We are currently working closely with the Albany County Department of Health to identify the individual’s contacts at the school.

Any students or staff members who have been in close contact with this individual will be directly contacted by the Albany County Department of Health to discuss how long they should self-quarantine and other health-related instructions. If you are not contacted by the County Department of Health but would like to be tested, please visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you to find a testing location near you or talk with your healthcare provider.

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 identify anyone who has tested positive.

This message is not meant to alarm you. We know it is important to keep you informed during these uncertain times while also respecting the federal and state laws that prohibit the release of confidential medical information.

All Capital Region BOCES programs adhere to strict hygiene and cleaning and disinfection protocols, as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

At this time, the Airline Drive Academy remains open for in-person instruction. We continue to work closely with the county departments of health and follow their guidance on how to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.