Covid Testing for February 26th and 27th
Thu, Feb 24 12:17pm

 

 

Good Day PS 20 Families

Home Test Kits for Midwinter Recess

To keep our school communities safe after the midwinter recess, we strongly encourage all students to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to school on February 28, regardless of vaccination status. Your child can test through a PCR, lab-based rapid test, or a home test kit. 

 

When should my child take the tests?

  • First test on February 26: Please help your child take one of the COVID tests provided on the evening of Saturday, February 26.
  • Second test on February 27: Please help your child take the second test 24 hours later, on the evening of February 27.
  • If your child tests negative and feels well, they should come to school on Monday, February 28.
  • Please note, if your child has recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 90 days, they do not need to take a test and should attend school on Monday, February 28, if they are feeling well.

What should I do if my child tests positive on one of the tests?

  • Kindergarten and older: Please inform your school and isolate your child for five days. Your child may return to school on the sixth day if they have no symptoms or their symptoms are improving (including being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication) and your child can wear a well-fitting mask while at school through the tenth day after their positive test.
  • Pre-K and younger: please inform your school/program school and isolate your child for ten days. Your child may return to school/program after the tenth day.
  • For all ages:
    • Please remember that if your child tests positive, your child is entitled to asynchronous learning and Office Hours for the duration of your child’s isolation period.
    • Please refer to our COVID-19 Guidance Charts, available at: schools.nyc.gov/2022Health, for additional steps to take if your child tests positive.