Families, please review this letter from Principal Liz Phillips on quarantine mandates for students who have traveled or who have had possible exposure to covid:
Quarantining If You Travel
If you travel out of the country or for more than 24 hours to a state other than Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, or Connecticut, the quarantine rules are as follows:
• You can limit the amount of time that your child has to quarantine if he or she gets a COVID test in the state or country visited within 72 hours of leaving that state; then quarantines for 4 days and gets a COVID test on the 4th day after returning. If you show these two negative COVID tests, the child can then return to school on the 5th day back.
• If you do not have the tests on these specific dates, then the child must quarantine for 10 days from the date of return to New York State.
Other Quarantine Rules
• If your child has close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID, your child must quarantine for 10 days from the last contact with that person. Note that in this case, a negative COVID test does NOT allow a child to return before the 11th day. If someone in your child’s after school class tests positive for COVID, since it is almost impossible for anyone to determine how close children who were in the same class are, this is considered a close contact.
• If your child tests positive for COVID, he or she must quarantine for 10 days from the date of the positive test. The child can then return if he or she has been fever free for 24 hours without medication and any symptoms have significantly improved.
• It is very important that you let me know (via email) if your child tests positive for COVID so that we can report this and make sure that any close contacts quarantine.