Schodack CSD Community,
As the Winter Recess approaches (Feb. 15-19), please be advised that New York State travel advisory, mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 test requirements, are still in effect. The only exception is for travel to states that border New York State, including Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania (the “contiguous states”).
Anyone who travels outside of New York State (except for the contiguous states) must disclose such travel to the District. Please continue to be mindful of limiting large gatherings, as well.
This week, New York State has aligned with updated CDC guidance eliminating quarantine requirements for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 who are exposed to someone suspected or confirmed of COVID-19. Please note that individuals must meet the following criteria to avoid quarantine:
- Are fully vaccinated (two weeks after their final dose)
- Are within 3 months of receiving their final dose
- Have remained asymptomatic since the COVID-19 exposure
We are hopeful that this change will help reduce the need for staff quarantines within our buildings over the next several months, particularly as the test positivity rate continues to decline in our county and region.
All school staff (including those who are fully vaccinated) and students should continue to follow our COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing a mask, social distancing, avoiding crowds, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands often, and staying home if they are sick.
Enjoy your Winter Recess. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday, Feb. 22.