NYS & Regional Updates (updated December 5, 2022)
State recommends masking in schools (December 5, 2022)
Schools should encourage voluntary mask-wearing to limit the spread of flu, according to a memo from the state Department of Health and State Education Department.
NYSDOH releases revised FAQs for schools (September 8, 2022)
The New York State Department of Health released revised frequently asked questions for schools.
Governor Hochul updates COVID guidance for schools (August 22, 2022)
The CDC releases new operational guidance for K-12 schools (August 11, 2022)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new operational guidance for K-12 schools.
NYSDOH updates isolation and quarantine documents (May 31, 2022)
NYSDOH extends school requirements (May 27, 2022)
The New York State Department of Health filed emergency regulations extending the daily reporting requirements and weekly testing of unvaccinated staff through June 30, 2022.
Webinar: Updated COVID-19 Guidance: From Isolation to Masking (April 11, 2022)
COVID exposure protocol document (March 4, 2022)
Questar III developed this document to share with students or staff who may be exposed to a COVID case.
NYSDOH releases new guidance (March 1, 2022)
Governor announces the end of the mask mandate in schools, effective March 2 (February 27, 2022)
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced plans to end the state mask requirement in schools starting on March 2, 2022.
Governor announces that masks still required in schools, will be reevaluated in early March (February 9, 2022)
Governor Hochul announced that the state’s indoor mask mandate for businesses would end but would continue in certain settings, including schools. The state will assess the mask protocols in schools in early March, based on the latest metrics.
NYSDOH releases isolation and quarantine update (February 4, 2022)
The State Health Department released Revised Updated Testing and Quarantine Supplemental Information to the Interim NYSDOH Guidance for Classroom Instruction in P-12 Schools During the 2021-2022 Academic Year. This includes: 1) revised updated isolation and quarantine guidance, 2) updated isolation and quarantine charts and 3) a memo on Test to Stay (TTS).
NYSED Memo on NYSDOH Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidance (January 18, 2022)
The New York State Education Department sent this memo to school leaders following the New York State Department of Health’s release of updated guidance.
New York State’s Approach to Isolation and Quarantine (January 13, 2022)
The state updated its approach to isolation and quarantine via a memo to school districts, frequently asked questions for schools, and an isolation and quarantine table. Please visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-contact-tracing for more information.
NYSDOH COVID quarantine and isolation in the schools setting letter (January 10, 2022)
Quarantine & Isolation Guidance (January 7, 2022)
For information regarding new quarantine and isolation guidance, click here.
Guidance for The New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Individuals 12 Years of Age or Older (January 6, 2022)
For more information related to healthcare providers offering COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents and adults age 12 and older, click here.
Guidance for the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Vaccination of Children Ages 5-11 (January 6, 2022)
For more information related to healthcare providers offering COVID-19 vaccinations to adolescents and adults age 5 to 11, click here.
Interim Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidance (January 4, 2022)
This is interim guidance. CDC guidance is in flux and will be reviewed by NYSDOH as it is released. Additional requirements may be added.
Test to Stay Update (December 23, 2021)
The New York State Department of Health provided Local Health Departments (LHDs) with clarification on the new information regarding testing and quarantine, particularly Test to Stay (TTS).
Commissioner’s Determination on Indoor Masking Pursuant to 10 NYCRR 2.60 (December 10, 2021)
Read the Commissioner’s determination about requiring the wearing of face coverings/masks inside schools.
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