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New building entry processes go into effect

Beginning on Monday, June 29, all employees will need to complete some new processes to enter all Nassau BOCES buildings. All staff and visitors will be asked to use the main entrance for their building or program. Most card access has been shut off for secondary entrances for the time being. The only exceptions are those staff members who require an accessible entrance. 


Before staff enter a Nassau BOCES facility, they are now asked to complete a self-assessment. This can be done easily via our new phone app, Power Apps, which is available free in your phone’s app store. The app will ask you which building(s) you will be entering followed by three questions regarding COVID-19. If you do not have COVID symptoms and haven’t had a recent exposure to someone diagnosed with the virus, you will get a green screen.

The self-assessment questions in the app have been updated as of July 2, 2020. Please be sure to read the questions carefully. Learn more about how to use the app here. If you are unable to download the app, you may complete the self-assessment with the building security guard/receptionist.    

Swipe your ID badge

Nassau BOCES is required to keep detailed logs for possible contact tracing in case someone who works in or visits one of our buildings should test positive for COVID-19. Starting next week, all staff will be asked to swipe their ID badge as they enter our buildings. This will automatically add staff to the log. If a staff member does not have their ID badge with them, they will need to sign in and out of the building.

New visitor management systems

The agency has installed new visitor management systems at both the Farber and Lupinskie Centers to help us meet the state’s contact tracing requirements for visitors. While guests will be limited for the foreseeable future, there are some visitors that will need access to our facilities to make deliveries and for other business purposes. Visitors will also be asked to acknowledge that they have completed a self-assessment. 


This information is accurate as of June 29, 2020. For the latest updates, visit