Governor Kathy Hochul announced over the weekend she would like to see a process where if a child in a school district tests positive for COVID-19, not all the classmates need to be quarantined. Her proposal is for schools to send “at home test kits” to the families of school children, and if they test negative, they could continue in classroom learning. Area school superintendents we spoke with indicated they have not officially received such a notice from the NYS Department of Health, but all now have the test kits in hand, and will be sending them home with students or holding for parental pick up this week. Most plan for distribution on Tuesday, January 4. The Brunswick, Berlin, Hoosick Falls and New Lebanon school districts have already posted the information on their websites or Facebook pages, or will be doing so shortly. If you cannot access the sites, you are asked to simply call your particular district for more information.