• The following is a text alternative for the NYSDOH COVID-19 In-Person Decision Making Flowchart for Student Attendance:

    Can My Child Go To School Today?

    In the past 10 days, has your child been tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, also known as SARS-CoV-2?

    • If Yes: Was the test result Positive Or are you still waiting for the result?

      • If Yes: Your child cannot go to school today. They must stay in isolation (at home and away from others) until the test results are back and are Negative Or if Positive, the local health department has released your child from isolation.

      • If No: In the last 14 days, has your child: 
        Traveled internationally to a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 related travel health notice country;
        Or Traveled to a state or territory on the NYS Travel Advisory List;
        Or Been designated a contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 by a local health department?

        • If Yes: Your child cannot go to school today. They must stay at home until your local health department releases your child from quarantine, at least 14 days.
          A negative diagnostic COVID-19 test does not change the 14-day quarantine requirement.

        • If No: Does your child currently have (or has had in the last 10 days) one or more of these new or worsening symptoms:
          A temperature greater than or equal to 100.0° F (37.8° C);
          Feel feverish or have chills;
          Cough;
          Loss of taste or smell;
          Fatigue/feeling of tiredness;
          Sore throat;
          Shortness of breath or trouble breathing;
          Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
          Muscle pain or body aches;
          Headaches;
          Nasal congestion/runny nose?

          • If Yes: Your child cannot go to school today. Your child should be assessed by their pediatric healthcare provider (HCP). Call your child’s HCP before going to the office or clinic to tell them about your child’s COVID-19 symptoms. If your child does not have a HCP, call your local health department.

          • If No: Your child Can go to school today. Make sure they wear a face covering or face mask, practice social distancing, and wash their hands!

    • If No (In the past 10 days, your child has not been tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, also known as SARS-CoV-2):

      In the last 14 days, has your child:
      Traveled internationally to a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 related travel health notice country;
      Or Traveled to a state or territory on the NYS Travel Advisory List;
      Or Been designated a contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 by a local health department?

      • If Yes: Your child cannot go to school today. They must stay at home until your local health department releases your child from quarantine, at least 14 days.
        A negative diagnostic COVID-19 test does not change the 14-day quarantine requirement.

      • If No: Does your child currently have (or has had in the last 10 days) one or more of these new or worsening symptoms:
        A temperature greater than or equal to 100.0° F (37.8° C);
        Feel feverish or have chills;
        Cough;
        Loss of taste or smell;
        Fatigue/feeling of tiredness;
        Sore throat;
        Shortness of breath or trouble breathing;
        Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
        Muscle pain or body aches;
        Headaches;
        Nasal congestion/runny nose?

        • If Yes: Your child cannot go to school today. Your child should be assessed by their pediatric healthcare provider (HCP). Call your child’s HCP before going to the office or clinic to tell them about your child’s COVID-19 symptoms. If your child does not have a HCP, call your local health department.

        • If No: Your child Can go to school today. Make sure they wear a face covering or face mask, practice social distancing, and wash their hands!

    Report absences, symptoms, and positive COVID-19 test results to your child’s school.

    Seek Immediate Medical Care if Your Child Has:

    • Trouble breathing or is breathing very quickly
    • Prolonged fever
    • Is too sick to drink fluids
    • Severe abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting
    • Change in skin color - becoming pale, patchy and/or blue
    • Racing heart or chest pain
    • Decreased urine output
    • Lethargy, irritability, or confusion




     

Last Modified on October 2, 2020