Dear Children’s School Community:
The health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.
I am writing regarding a previously suspected case of COVID-19 in our school community.The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has conducted an investigation and determined that there is no confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in our school community at this time. All building activities will continue as planned. If there should be a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our school community, you will be immediately notified.
You can continue to help keep your school community safe and healthy by following these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
- Stay home if sick: Monitor your health and stay home if you are sick except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.
- Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
- Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit gov/health/coronavirus and look for “FAQ About Face Coverings.”
- Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.
We will continue to closely follow guidance from public health experts and handle any situation that may emerge with the utmost seriousness. To ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email about any COVID-19 activity in your school, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.
Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.