Returning to School After Illness
|EMPLOYEE INFORMATION||Effective 3/12/21, Governor Cuomo signed a new law allowing employees to receive up to 4 hours of paid leave for COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Beginning on 3/12/21, employees may request paid leave for COVID-19 vaccination appointments by notifying their Building Principal or supervisor and helping to secure a substitute, if necessary. A copy of the vaccination card must be submitted to the Building Principal/Supervisor and Human Resources as verification of the appointment.
This law is only applicable starting on 3/12/21 and does not apply to appointments that occurred prior to that date.
|Officially on March 10, 2021, the New York State Department of Health updated their Health Advisory for Persons Exposed to COVID-19. Under the update, the following changes are now in effect.
Asymptomatic individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to quarantine during the first 3 months after full vaccination if:
Asymptomatic individuals who do not meet all three above criteria and who have been exposed to someone either confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 are required to quarantine for 10 days after exposure.
Additionally, asymptomatic individuals who have previously been diagnosed with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 and have since recovered, are not required to retest or quarantine due to exposure within 3 months after the onset of COVID symptoms or the date of positive test if their case of COVID-19 was asymptomatic.
Asymptomatic domestic travelers to New York can be exempted from quarantine if they meet all three criteria outlined above.
International travelers arriving in New York must comply with the current CDC guideline for international travel. There have been no changes to those guidelines at this time.
Governor Cuomo has also stated that as of April 1, 2021, the New York State travel restrictions will be lifted for domestic travelers and any domestic travelers returning to New York State on or after April 1, 2021 will not need to quarantine. We will continue to provide updated information as it is received from the State.
|RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER ILLNES||The North Syracuse Central School District will adopt the following procedures for return to school after illness. If a student or staff member is symptomatic for COVID-19 but not diagnosed with COVID-19 by a healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant), they can return to in-person education if the following conditions are met:
If a student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19 by a healthcare provider based on a positive test, they should not be at school and should stay home until:
If a student or staff member has been in close contact* with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they may return to in-person education after completing a fourteen-day quarantine, measured from their last contact with a person who has COVID-19. Please see applicable CDC guidance for information relating to this quarantine.
*Close contact is defined by the CDC as including:
|Individuals without ”close or proximate” contact (as defined by the CDC) with the person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 can return to the area and resume school activities immediately after cleaning and disinfection.
|EMPLOYEE INFORMATION||Click here for the COVID-19 Response Summary for Employees|