Schenectady County Encourages Returning College Students to Self-Quarantine for 14-Days

Schenectady County COVID-19 Update

Schenectady County encourages all college students leaving campus to follow all guidance provided by their school, and the local public health department where the campus is located. In addition, the County also recommends a 14-day self-quarantine for students in this situation, and encourages them to contact their primary care doctor and Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) at (518) 386-2824, option 4, if they are feeling unwell or have other questions or concerns.

As many of the recent new positive cases within the County have been linked through family and social connections, SCPHS recommends returning students self-quarantine from other members of their households, frequently wash shared surfaces, wear masks and practice social distancing within their household, and avoid gathering in group settings.

SCPHS is also seeing a recent trend of younger people, who are frequently symptom-free, spreading the virus to their family members, who may become severely ill as a result.

Community Testing

No-cost community COVID-19 testing is available Mondays and Thursdays (weather-permitting) in September (with the exception of Labor Day). Visit for cancellation information.


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