Updated: Can my child go to school?
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Recently, the New York State Department of Health released new COVID-19 guidance regarding students. We hope the two flowcharts below make these guidelines easy to understand. Please reach out to your child’s program if you need additional information.
Update: As of January 19, 2021, if a student was identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case by Nassau BOCES only, they do not need a note from a medical provider to return to school. The parent must submit a note stating that their child has quarantined for 10 days, is symptom free and has been without a fever for 72 hours.
[Sample parents' note: My child [Name of Child] has quarantined for 10 days and has been symptom-free during that time, and free from symptoms or fever for 72 hours.]
Parents should continue to monitor symptoms until Day 14. If the student was identified as a close contact by the local health department, they must provide a release notification from the health department.
Can My Child Go To School Today? ⭳
This decision tree will help parents to know whether to send their children to school.
My child has COVID-19 symptoms. When can they go back to school? ⭳
This decision tree will help parents to know when their child may return to school following a healthcare provider evaluation for COVID-19.