BEFORE COMING TO SCHOOL
Parents must administer a health assessment of their child before sending them to school. Please bring either a printed copy or have the health check available on your phone. All visitors entering the building will be required to complete a health assessment. The health screening can be found here. https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
Children cannot report to school if they have:
- Been knowingly in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19.
- Tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- Experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature of greater than 100.0°F, in the past 14 days.
- Traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days.
Children must wear their masks while assembling to go into and out of the building, and the entire time they are in the building. Masks must cover the nose and chin. Bandanas are not acceptable. If there is a question about the ability of a students’ mask to effectively protect them, a mask will be provided to the child. If children are having difficulty wearing a mask, we will work with the child and family in a pro social way to explain and teach about proper mask wearing and the importance of wearing a mask. If the child continues to struggle, we will work with the family and suggest to switch to Cohort D, 100% remote learning.
We will conduct random temperature checks at arrival.
STUDENTS SHOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE AT SCHOOL
Students showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be escorted to the Isolation Room by a designated staff member wearing appropriate PPE.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- Fever of 100.0°F or higher or chills,
- Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
- Muscle or body aches,
- Loss of taste or smell,
- Sore throat, congestion or runny nose,
- Nausea or vomiting,
The area where the student was showing symptoms must be immediately cleaned and disinfected.
The health professional, wearing appropriate PPE, will evaluate the student in the Isolation Room for symptoms of COVID-19.
A family member or guardian will be contacted by a staff member and asked to pick up the student. Upon pick up, the nurse/health professional and school staff should strongly encourage the family to visit a doctor and get the student tested for COVID-19, and provide the information of the closest testing site, if asked.
The Isolation Room will be closed and a deep cleaning must be performed before it can be used again.
You can find additional Information on the DOE health and safety website.