If your child tests positive for Covid-19, please keep us posted. Your child will need to quarantine for 5 days before returning to school.
CLOSE CONTACT TRACING
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, it is very important to identify anyone that they may have come into close contact with during the two days before the start of their symptoms, or the date of their positive test if they do not have symptoms.
A Contract Tracer may contact you to ask about your child’s medical history, symptoms, and activities related to COVID-19 transmission. You may be asked to help identify people that your child was around who might be determined to be a close contact.
Close contacts will need to follow public health recommendations including wearing a mask, getting tested, and quarantining based on their vaccination status and history of prior infection.
The information you provide during contact tracing activities will be kept confidential in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local privacy laws and regulations.
The NYC Test & Trace Corps are working to call everyone who tested positive or were exposed. Please answer the phone if you get a call from:
- NYC Test + Trace
- NYC Covid Test
- A phone number beginning with 212-540-XXXX or 212-242-XXXX
TESTING AFTER A POSITIVE TEST RESULT
People who have recovered from Covid-19 can continue to test positive for up to 3 months after their infection. When a student who has tested positive returns to school after their isolation, or when they are symptom free, they are not required to show a negative Covid test to enter the building.
HOW DO WE STAY HEALTHY?
All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.
Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
- Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
- Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
- Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.