ATTENDANCE (Covid Scared vs. Covid Positive)

COVID SCARED? (unsure OR negative test results)
Beginning January 3, we distributed FREE take-home COVID-19 RAPID TESTS KITS (2 tests within) to all students who were in attendance. If your child exhibits COVID-like symptoms or have been in a classroom where a positive case has been identified DO NOT ASSUME RESULTS. Please USE the free take-home test OR located a testing site to get tested in order to obtain test results.
 
o Your child may continue to attend school as long as your child receives negative test results and
does not experience any symptoms of COVID-19. 
 
REMEMBER: NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS + NO SYMPTIOMS + NO DOCTOR'S NOTE =
🚫 NO EXCUSED ABSENCE 🚫NO LEARNING
(negatively affects a student's academic performance)
 
 
COVID POSITIVE? (positive rapid OR PCR test results)
o If your child tests positive on either home test, your child must isolate for 10 days following the
first positive result. Please contact your child’s school immediately to inform them and for
further guidance.

o Your child may not attend school until they receive negative results on both of these home tests
taken within 24 hours of each other and have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of
fever-reducing medication OR if your child receives a negative test result from a PCR COVID
test.

o If your child tests positive on either home test, your child must isolate for 10 days following the
first positive result. Please contact your child’s school immediately and report the test results
 
New Quarantine Policy
If there is a positive case in a classroom:
● Unvaccinated students or not yet fully-vaccinated students who were in close proximity to a positive case will no longer have to quarantine and will continue attending school if they do not have symptoms and do not have a positive test result from a COVID test. Instead, all students and adults in that classroom will receive a take-home rapid test kit and take two tests over the course of five days.

✅Get tested: schools.nyc.gov/covidtest

✅Get vaccinated: schools.nyc.gov/covidvaccine 

✅Submit the consent form for COVID-19 testing in school: schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting