Updated Daily Health Self-Screening
Updated Daily Health Self-Screening:
It is imperative that you complete the daily self-screening checklist for the safety of your child/ren and the school community. If the answer is YES to any of the questions listed below on any given day, your child may NOT enter the school building. You MUST contact a health professional for guidance and notify the school principal.
As a reminder, the questions are:
- Have you been in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID -19?
- Are waiting for the results of or have you tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
- Are you currently experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature of greater than 100 degrees F in the past 14 days?
- Is your body temperature at or above 100 degrees F or have you or your child/ren taken any temperature reducing drugs (ie., Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, Aspirin) within the last 24 hours?
- Have you traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days?
According to the New York State Department of Health, your child/ren will need to receive a note of medical clearance and a negative PCR COVID test to return to school should they develop any symptoms or be sent home from school. The Office of the Superintendent of Schools does not accept rapid tests for school return.
Travel Advisory: The new protocol, effective November 4, provides residents traveling outside of the states bordering New York the option of quarantining for 14 days, or they may choose to test-out of that otherwise mandatory isolation by following the guidelines:
For travelers who were in another state for more than 24 hours:
- Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure from that state.
- The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
- On day four of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
If your family travels, as outlined by the governor’s executive order, your child/ren will need to receive a doctor’s note of medical clearance and two negative PCR COVID tests to return to school. Please contact the school if you need clarification on documentation and test dates.