COVID Return to School

Daily Return to School Information Summary

January 19 2022: There are no new changes to report.

  1. The isolation period for COVID-positive students regardless of vaccination status is now five days.  Quarantine requirements differ based on vaccination status.  Click here for more info.
  2. Antigen tests performed where there is a limited-service lab license in place or a full-fledged lab (e.g., practice settings, schools, test centers and laboratories) are permitted for all return to school purposes. Antigen tests performed at home are not.
  3. Test to Stay only applies to asymptomatic, unvaccinated students exposed to an infectious individual while IN SCHOOL. Those exposed outside of school are not eligible.
  4. The Return to Exercise protocol remains unchanged from December and applies only to youth 12 years and older participating in high intensity exercise/competitive sports regardless of symptom severity AND all students who have had moderate/severe presentation with COVID with recommended health assessments beginning at day 10 for higher risk groups. See additional info here.
  5.  Individuals 12 years and older who are eligible for a booster but not boosted, and who have been exposed to an individual with COVID-19, cannot participate in extracurricular or after school activities and, aside from school attendance for instruction and bus travel, must adhere to a 5-day quarantine at home. See additional info here

For additional resources, please visit the Golisano Children’s Hospital’s website.  

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January 12th, 2022 | COVID Return to SchoolCOVID-19Covid Pediatrics

This guidance from NYSDOH aligns with the January 6th quarantine and isolation guidance released by Monroe County Department of Public Health. It is posted here to provide the additional guidance…

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January 12th, 2022 | COVID Return to SchoolClinical ResourcesCOVID-19Covid Pediatrics

Monroe County Algorithm for Isolation and Quarantine related to the shortened 5 day interval and changes to quarantine that was released January 6th.

January 11th, 2022 | COVID Return to SchoolCOVID-19Covid Pediatrics

Based on the update sent January 5, 2022, from Dr. Mendoza and the Monroe County Department of Public Health last evening (see below), we have confirmed the following key points…

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January 10th, 2022 | NewsCOVID Return to SchoolCOVID-19Covid Pediatrics

Please note: there are no actual revisions to the guidance from December—these are all just clarifications because many schools are requesting assessment and clearance for all kids and for all…

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January 5th, 2022 | COVID Return to SchoolCOVID-19

Monroe County is modifying its Test to Stay (TTS) policy to align with new NYSDOH guidance (below) that narrows the pool of students who are eligible for TTS. Effective January…

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January 4th, 2022 | COVID Return to SchoolCOVID-19

Monroe County will follow the Interim Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidance issued Jan. 4, 2022 by the New York State Department of Public Health (below), which shortens Isolation and Quarantine…

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December 3rd, 2021 | NewsCOVID Return to SchoolCOVID-19Covid Pediatrics

This guidance replaces the January 2021 Monroe County Symptomatic Students Post-Vaccination Guidance.

October 20th, 2021 | COVID Return to SchoolCOVID-19

Sites to support COVID testing of mildly symptomatic school-aged children (ages 3 to 18 years) have now fully opened today (October 18, 2021) in several locations in Monroe County: Golisano…

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September 2nd, 2020 | COVID Return to SchoolCOVID-19Covid Pediatrics

Click the link here to download a PDF of Sample Masking Tolerance Note for School.