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NYSDOH COVID Exposure Guidance

Below is a summary of the most recent NYSDOH Guidance regarding COVID-19 in the school setting: 

Exposure to a COVID Positive Individual

Notification: 
Families will continue to be notified if their child(ren) have been exposed/potentially exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

The NYS DOH provides the following recommendations for individuals who have been exposed/potentially exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19:

Testing immediately upon learning of the exposure or potential exposure (at-home test kits are available at each school building).

Frequent testing (at least twice within five days) from the date of the exposure or potential exposure should be strongly considered.

Stay home from school if a test is positive and symptoms develop,  
Exception: Individuals with lab-confirmed COVID-19 within the past three months do not need to get tested unless they develop symptoms. 

Exposed individuals should mask in school and while in indoor public spaces for ten days after exposure.

Symptomatic Individuals

As always, it is imperative that students and staff members who are not feeling well, have a fever or are experiencing other flu or COVID symptoms do NOT attend school. 

The NYS DOH requires the following for Symptomatic Persons:

Symptomatic individuals, regardless of vaccination status or recent infection, are to remain at home until cleared by a physician or tested. If positive or not tested, the individual is to isolate for five (5) days. Upon return to school, the individual is required to wear a mask on Days 6-10. 

COVID Positive Individuals

The NYS DOH requires the following for COVID Positive Individuals:

If positive for COVID-19, the individual is to isolate for five (5) days. Upon return to school, the individual must wear a mask on days 6-10. 
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