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What Parents Need to Know Regarding COVID-19

Commack District School-Year Protocols: 
If your child is sick, please keep them home from school and contact a medical provider if necessary.

The New York State Department of Health Requires the following for individuals who test positive for COVID-19:
  • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a minimum of five days, where day 0 is the day of symptom onset or if asymptomatic, the test date. 
  • Isolation ends after 5 full days if the individual is fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication and other symptoms improve.
  • Individuals returning from isolation, are required to mask in school on days 6-10.
 Supports, such as Google Classroom and extra help are available to all students
Homebound instruction will be available to students who qualify
 
Students who have COVID-19 Symptoms:
  • Suffolk County Department of Health recommends testing of symptomatic individuals.
  • If a student is sent home with COVID-19 symptoms, the District will offer a COVID-19 Test Kit to the parent/guardian picking up their child.
  • Symptomatic students who are not tested must be excluded from school until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms are improving.  

 All other guidance from the New York State Department of Health are RECOMMENDATIONS (not required).
  • Masks - Mask wearing is optional for all students and staff
  • Quarantine - Individuals do not need to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19
  • Additional resources and information can be located on the SCDHS and NYSDOH websites.
Please contact the Health Office at your child’s school to report a positive Covid case
 
Below you will find helpful information from the Suffolk County Department of Health. Should you have an questions or concerns, please call 311. Representatives are available Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm.
 

Please visit our "Student Health and Nurses Page" for additional COVID-19 information under Forms, Files & Links.
Please read this letter from our nurses: COVID Symptoms and Emergency Warning Signs