With new recommendations being released by the CDC and the NYSDOH, the Weedsport Central School District is implementing the following recommendations unless otherwise informed by the Cayuga County Health Department.
Highlights of the changes include the following:
- There is no longer a need to quarantine asymptomatic students based on exposure
- There are no longer social distancing requirements
- Universal masking is no longer required in schools or on buses, but can be implemented at the direction of the local health department
- Individuals who are COVID positive may return to school after completing 5 days of isolation, as long as they are fever-free without fever reducing medicine for 24 hours and their symptoms are improving. Returning individuals are required to wear a mask indoors on days 6-10
Please know that the District will be providing take-home COVID tests if requested and will require a negative test for any symptomatic student seeking to re-enter the school environment.
“As we welcome our students back, our expectations are a return to a traditional school year with in-person learning experiences and activities for our students,” said Superintendent Shaun A. O’Connor.
For more information about the recommendations, go to the NY State Education Department website.