COVID TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING

  • A) Testing Protocols:

    We will require testing of all symptomatic individuals, and close contacts of COVID-19 suspected or confirmed individuals.  Testing may be obtained at testing facilities in our area, such as White Plains Hospital, local Westchester County Department of Health (WCDoH) facilities, or by their own physician.

    We will require testing of Individuals with recent international travel or travel within a state with widespread transmission of COVID-19 as designated through the New York State Travel Advisory, before allowing such individuals to return to in-person to the school. If an individual decides not to get tested, the individual must quarantine for 14 days.

    B) Testing Responsibility:

    The WCDoH is responsible for referring, sourcing, and administering testing, particularly in the event that large-scale testing at the school is needed.

    C) Early Warning Signs:  

    1. All positive COVID-19 cases shall be reported to the WCDoH as increasing beyond an acceptable level, as established by our local health departments.
    2. sick individuals cannot return unless cleared by a physician and 24 hours fever-free without use of analgesics.  Clearance MUST be a written note submitted to the school nurse.

    D) The Greenburgh Central School District will comply with WCDoH in contact tracing and reporting.