Herkimer now accepting same and next-day PCR test results for COVID-19

The Herkimer Central School District is now accepting the results of same and next-day PCR tests for COVID-19 that are available at Primary Urgent Care and Bassett Health Center in Herkimer. Depending on what time of day the test is taken, results are often available the same day. The district was previously only accepting send-out …

New protocol for students to return to sports after COVID-19 diagnosis

New protocol based on guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics reports that students who want to return to playing sports after being diagnosed with COVID-19 must be assessed by a medical practitioner. The protocol includes a multiple-step screening evaluation with special emphasis on cardiac symptoms including chest pain, shortness of breath out of proportion …

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Herkimer celebrates National Arts in Education Week

Herkimer is proud to help celebrate National Arts in Education Week this week (the week of Sept 12). In addition to its talented student artists and musicians, the district program has included musicals, concerts, art shows, field trips, and guest speakers. This week on social media, the district will look back visually at the transformative …

State makes changes to return-to-school/work procedures regarding COVID-19

A new regulation by the New York State Department of Health (DOH) says that all school students, teachers, and staff with new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19, cannot be in school, regardless of vaccination status. They must either provide a negative PCR COVID test result, or remain out of school for a minimum of 10 …

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Herkimer CSD to open for in-person learning on Sept. 7; local and national agencies’ safety protocols to be followed

Based upon the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (APA), and most recently, guidance issued by the State Education Department, the Herkimer Central School District will open for full-time in-person learning on Sept. 7, 2021, for students in grades Pre-K through 12. While the COVID-19 situation continues …

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