Herkimer Central School District following latest New York State Department of Health guidance on COVID-19

Herkimer Central School District is following the latest guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19. For more information, please click on the following link to review the state’s letter, “What Parents/Caregivers Should Know about COVID Mitigation Strategies for the 2022-2023 School Year” (August 2022).  Please note the district may modify guidelines in the event of an emergency.

Protocols in place:

● Masks are not required unless you have tested positive and then should
be worn for at least 10 days following the positive COVID test.

● COVID vaccinations are not required.

● Parents should not send a child to school who exhibits any COVID
symptoms – such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea.

● COVID testing is no longer required but is recommended for people with
COVID symptoms as soon as possible after symptoms begin.

● Students exhibiting any illness, COVID or otherwise, will be sent home.

● Someone who tested positive and has no symptoms may return to
school after day 5.

● Someone who tested positive and has symptoms may return to school
after day 5 if the person has been fever-free for 24 hours (without the
use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving.

● The district has at-home COVID test kits if families need them. If you
need a home COVID test, please contact your school nurse.

● Routine cleaning – especially in high-risk areas and on high-touch
surfaces – will be followed.

● For when someone is exposed to a lab-confirmed positive case of
COVID-19, please refer to the flow chart below:

COVID-19 exposure flow chart

Click here for a printer-friendly version of the flow chart.

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