As you may be aware, several neighboring communities have recently seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases prompting some to shift to fully remote instruction based on guidance from NYS. As a District, we remain committed to keeping our schools open for in person instruction. In order to do so and in advance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, it is essential that we all continue to make responsible decisions to keep ourselves and our neighbors safe. Please keep in mind the following New York State guidance related to travel restrictions and gatherings. We also encourage you to review the Centers for Disease Control guidance about Thanksgiving.
NYS Travel Restrictions and Testing Protocol
For any traveler to New York State from a noncontiguous state, US territory or CDC level 2 or level 3 country, travelers must fill out the Traveler Health Form. The new guidelines for travelers to test-out of the mandatory 14-day quarantine are below:
For travelers who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:
- Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
- The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
- On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
For travelers who were out-of-state for less than 24 hours:
- The traveler does not need a test prior to their departure from the other state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State.
- However, the traveler must fill out our traveler health form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test 4 days after their arrival in New York.
Any student who must quarantine due to these restrictions must learn remotely until they are released from quarantine.
Indoor and outdoor gatherings statewide at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people beginning Friday, November 13, at 10pm. Existing non-essential gathering limits are in effect otherwise.
Individuals must wear face coverings when they are in a public and are within six feet of distance from other individuals; or in a situation or setting where they are unable to maintain six feet of distance from other individuals; or in a public or private transportation carrier or for-hire vehicle.