When to keep your child home
In accordance with guidance from NYS Education Department and NYS Department of Health “Students or staff members with a fever of 100 degrees F or greater and/or symptoms of possible COVID-19 virus infection should not be present in school.” Anyone with the following symptoms of COVID-19 should not be present in school:
Fever or chills (100 F or greater)
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
When your child may return to school
Students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should be seen by a healthcare provider. If a person refuses to be tested or be seen by a healthcare provider they will not be allowed in school for 10 calendar days after the first symptom appeared. If they are diagnosed as not having COVID-19 by their provider they may return to school:
Once there is no fever, without the use of fever reducing medications, and they have felt well for 24 hours
If they have been diagnosed with another condition and has a healthcare providers written note stating they are clear to return to school.
If a person is diagnosed with COVID-19 by a healthcare provider based on their symptoms or a test, they should not be at school and should stay home until:
It has been at least ten days since the individual first had symptoms; and
It has been at least 3 days since the individual has had a fever (without the use of fever reducing medications); and
It has been at least 3 days since the individual’s symptoms improved, including cough and shortness of breath.
Students that receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, refuse the test or refuse to be seen by a provider should contact the main office to be transferred to remote learning for the duration of their quarantine.