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Remote instruction for all students November 30-December 4

We know that the holidays are a time for family get-togethers, as well as travel out of state. To minimize possible exposures to COVID-19 following the holiday break and out of an abundance of caution, Nassau BOCES will switch to remote instruction for all of our schools and programs the week following the Thanksgiving holiday break, November 30 through December 4. 

Families who travel during the long holiday weekend should be aware that Governor Andrew Cuomo has changed the travel restrictions.

New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory: 

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 4 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.

For travelers who were in another state for less than 24 hours: 

  • The traveler does not need a test prior to their departure from the other state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State. 
  • However, the traveler must fill out the traveler form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test 4 days after their arrival in New York. 

Please read the entire travel advisory before you travel so that you know how this will impact your child attending school in person when you return.  

Travel survey  

Students’ parents/guardians will be sent a special survey about travel through the application Nassau BOCES is using for the COVID-19 screening questions that you complete each day for your child. This brief survey will ask if the parent/guardian is planning to travel with their children to an area currently listed on New York State’s travel advisory during either the Thanksgiving or winter break. This will help us to determine what additional measures may need to be taken.  

This information is accurate as of December 13. We may receive additional guidance from Governor Cuomo or the New York State or Nassau County Departments of Health, which may impact our plans.  

Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation, as we work together to keep everyone safe and healthy during this difficult time.