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COVID-19 HUB

This page is the central location for COVID 19 information as it pertains to Washingtonville Central School District.  Weekly COVID Case Numbers are posted here every Friday by 5:00. Information related to new quarantine/isolation guidance can be found here. Additionally, the link to the District Health Services page and the ATTESTATION forms needed to return following an isolation or quarantine can be accessed.

PROTOCOLS FOR CONTACT TRACING & QUARANTINES

The following protocols are developed based on the NYS Education Department’s Health & Safety Guide for the 2021-2022 School Year document from August 2021.  Information is also updated from NYS Department of Health as well as Dr. Gelman from the Orange County Department of Health.
 
WCSD Flow Chart for Quarantining & Isolation 
Diagrama de flujo del WCSD para cuarentena y aislamiento

 

Positive Case Identified

  • A positive case, either from Home Test or Laboratory Test, the positive individual must remain in isolation for a minimum of 5 days.  

  • They may not return to school until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without any medication and other symptoms are improved.

  • Upon return, the individual must be able to wear a well fitting mask. 

  • The individual must complete the District attestation for release from isolation after day 5 (day zero is the first day of symptoms, or, if symptom free, the date of the test) 

  • Athletes must give a doctor’s clearance for return to play.

RETURN FROM ISOLATION ATTESTATION

 

Next Steps for School exposure

  • Seating Charts/Rosters for classrooms, lunch, bus and extra-curricular activities are obtained.

  • Anyone within a 6 ft radius of the individual for more than 15 minutes in a 24 hour period (masked or unmasked), is considered a close contact and will be notified by the health office.

  • Those individuals are required to properly wear a mask for 10 days following exposure (the date of exposure is day 0).

  • Those individuals are recommended to test 3-5 days following an exposure. Home test kits will be provided by the school as long as supplies last.

  • Should an exposed individual develop symptoms, they should stay home and it is recommended they get a PCR test. Their isolation period (minimum of 5 days) begins with their first day of symptoms. 

RETURN FROM QUARANTINE ATTESTATION this is only required when exposure to the positive case was outside of school.

 

Return to School

  • Positive individuals must complete the attestation for release from isolation found on the District Health Services page or provide a doctor’s note to return to school. 

  • The Orange County DOH will no longer be contacting quarantined individuals. Pleaser refer to the DOH website for more information.

WEEKLY UPDATES

Most recent update: Friday, June 24, 2022