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Advisory Regarding Possible Exposure at SAT Exam at Columbia High School on August 29

The Rensselaer County Health Department is issuing an advisory for students who took the SAT exam at Columbia High School in East Greenbush on Saturday, August 29.

The exposure advisory is being issued after a case involving a Columbia High student was confirmed to the Health Department on Friday afternoon.

Students from throughout the region took the exam last Saturday at Columbia, with as many as 300 participating in the SAT exam.

The County Health Department has worked closely with the East Greenbush School District regarding the confirmed case and the potential exposure.

Recommended health and safety procedures were in place during the SAT exam, including mandatory face covering, temperature checks, hand sanitizing stations, sign in sheets and a seating chart for all attendees. Students wore masks during the test, and social distancing was followed.

Based on the review of the seating chart for the exam, students who took the exam last Saturday seated on the stage of the auditorium should monitor for symptoms. Those who become symptomatic, are advised to be tested immediately.

The same student with the confirmed case on Friday also participated in an informal soccer practice at the Phillips Road soccer fields on Friday, August 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone who participated in that practice during those times is also advised to monitor for symptoms.

Those with questions are advised to call the county Health Department at 518-270-2655.