We are updating our close contact policy as follows to align with the CDC and NY State Department of Health:
Per CDC guidance, people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are no longer required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated against the disease and show no symptoms. This applies to everyone who was fully vaccinated this year (where it previously applied to those who were within 90 days after full vaccination).
Fully vaccinated staff do not need to quarantine or test out if they are in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. They should get a PCR test 3-5 days out from the day of exposure, but do not need to quarantine in the meantime.
If your child has previously been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has since recovered, they do not need to quarantine or test out if they come into close contact with a confirmed case if they meet these guidelines:
They are within 3 months after the date of symptom onset from the initial COVID infection or date of first positive diagnostic test if asymptomatic during illness
You notify the Director of Operations about their recent COVID-19 diagnosis
They are symptom-free
If your child doesn’t meet all the criteria above and has been exposed to COVID-19, our policy remains as follows: