Updated Quarantine Guidelines Starting Monday January 31
Fri, Jan 28 11:43am

To our P.S. 20 Parents & Community:

In an effort to keep you up to date on the latest Covid protocols from the DOE, we wanted to let you know that starting Monday, January 31, New York City is shortening the required isolation periods for students who test positive for Covid from 10 days to five for most students. A breakdown of how this will work in practice is below, and as a reminder, you can also find the latest FAQ’s on COVID and health protocols on ps20.org

K-12: Students in grades K-12 who test positive may return on Day 6 (after 5 days of isolation), as long as they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, their symptoms are improving, and they wear a well-fitting mask. A negative test is not required to return.

3K & Pre-K: Preschoolers who test positive must still stay home for a full 10 days. But Pre-K students who are exposed in their classroom will be allowed to return to school after five days instead of 10. To return, they must not have symptoms and must either test negative on a PCR test on the fifth day of their isolation or on two at-home rapid tests taken on day four and five of their quarantine.

Above all, do not send your child to school if they are sick, and please make sure you have provided consent for your child to participate in the in-school testing program. You can fill out the testing consent form in your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) or download a printable version at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting. 

Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe and healthy in 2022!

PTA Board
board@ps20.org