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  • The following is a text alternative for the Monroe County Department of Public Health's flowchart for symptomatic individuals.

    Student, teacher or staff member with NO known exposure has a temperature >100° OR exhibits new or unusual symptoms of COVID (Jan. 12, 2022):

    Fever, chills, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, headache, loss of appetite, cough, nasal congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, fatigue, muscle or body aches.

    • Regardless of vaccination status, individual must stay home or return home. MCDPH strongly recommends the individual seek an assessment from a health care provider to determine appropriate care.

      The following steps are mandated by the New York State Department of Health

      • Alternate diagnosis: individual can return to school with a note signed by their health care provider explaining the alternate diagnosis.

      • COVID PCR/NAAT test result is negative: individuals can return to school if symptoms are resolving. 
        They must provide a copy of the negative PCR/NAAT or Rapid Antigen* test result or a note from their health care provider indicating the negative result.
        *Home tests are NOT permitted for this purpose.

    • COVID test result is positive OR no test/alternate diagnosis available: 

    • Individuals who test positive should submit home test results or use laboratory-confirmed test results to obtain Isolation orders at www.MonroeCounty.gov.
    • Individuals with no test or alternate diagnosis should obtain Mandatory Quarantine orders at www.MonroeCounty.gov
    • Individuals should isolate/quarantine for 5 days, starting with the day after symptoms began.

    Individuals may return to school after 5 days when asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving.

    • They should wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others, in and out of school, for 5 more days.*

    • *NYSDOH requires all students, teachers, and staff to wear masks in indoor school facilities or other indoor spaces owned or administered by the school or school district (e.g., school buses).


Last Modified on January 12, 2022