Schenectady County Asks Public to Submit School-Related COVID-19 Questions

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Schenectady County is asking the public to submit their COVID-19 school reopening-related questions to the County’s public health department (SCPHS).

The questions will be used to create a comprehensive resource of frequently asked questions for parents and the community. Responses will be posted on, on September 11, 2020.

“Like myself, many parents and educators have questions about how COVID-19 will affect the upcoming school year,” said County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich, Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. “Creating a resource of frequently asked questions will hopefully alleviate some of the fear and frustration they may have as we all navigate these unprecedented times.”

“The County is working closely with our local school districts to provide them with the most up-to-date guidance and give them the support they need,” said County Legislator Peggy King, Chair of the Education and Libraries Committee. “I encourage parents, students, education professionals – anyone with an education-related question – to submit it to the County, so Public Health can create a comprehensive list of responses.”

Questions can be submitted online at, by emailing, or by texting (518) 314-0562. The deadline for submitting questions is 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Schenectady County Public Health Services conducts regular conference calls with school superintendents, administrators and nurses to discuss NYS Education Department and NYS Department of Health reopening guidance and is also planning training sessions to work through practice scenarios that may come up in schools as they reopen.



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