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Union-Endicott Central School District News Article

Newest updates from the NYS health department

There are several NEW updates from the NYS Department of Health: 
 
  • Return from IsolationEveryone can return from isolation after 5 days, if asymptomatic.  It is no longer 10 days. 
    • Isolation is for individuals who have tested positive for COVID.
    • You may or may not receive communication from the Department of Health moving forward, regarding end of isolation.
    • The first day of symptoms or the first day of testing positive is considered Day 0.
    • Please report positive cases by going to the local Department of Health’s website.
 
  • Return from QuarantineEveryone can return from quarantine after 5 days, if asymptomatic.  It is no longer 10 days
    • Quarantine is for individuals identified as close contacts.
    • You may or may not receive communication from the Department of Health moving forward, regarding end of quarantine.
 
  • Test to Stay - The Test to Stay for school-based close contacts who are not fully vaccinated has been reduced to 5 days to meet this new guidance.  It is no longer 7 days.   
 
  • Symptoms at School - If you are contacted by the school nurse because your child is showing symptoms of COVID, you may now use a home test for your child to return to school.  You no longer need a doctor's note. 
    • Please let the school nurse know if your child tested positive or negative via phone or email.  
    • A photo of the result is not required by the Department of Health for any test results.

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