Increased access to COVID-19 information, vaccinations, testing and treatment have helped reduce the number of cases and improve the ability to provide in-person instruction.
Utilizing protocols issued by the New York State Department of Health and the Westchester County Department of Health, the district has been able to successfully provide in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping students and staff safe.
The state has updated its guidance in regards to mitigation strategies, testing and reporting, giving the school district more flexibility heading into the 2022-2023 school year.
- There will no longer be any contact tracing, unless the district feels it is necessary during a period of an outbreak.
- There will no longer be any virtual instruction for students who are not in the classroom. There will no longer be weekly updates reporting the number of COVID cases in the schools and it is no longer necessary to report these numbers to the state.
- If a positive case is identified, either from a home test or laboratory test, please follow these directions:
-The positive individual must remain in isolation for a minimum of 5 days. (Day zero is the first day of symptoms, or, if symptom free, the date of the test).
-Alert the school attendance office. You may request that work be sent home.
-The individual may return to school on Day 6 if they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without any medication and other symptoms are improved.
-Upon return, the individual must wear a well-fitting mask through Day 10.
-Athletes must give a doctor’s clearance for return to play.