Dear Trinity Families,
The New York State Department of Health recently provided updated guidance for families of students regarding COVID-19. Please click here to review the flowcharts which outline the steps you must take if you answer yes to any of the questions below. These documents are also posted on the COVID-19 Resources section on our website.
Also, please note that anytime your child is experiencing COVID-like symptoms, the New York State Department of Health is requiring that you must seek an evaluation by a healthcare provider within 48 hours in order for your child to return to school. If you do not seek an evaluation by a healthcare provider, your child must remain in isolation at home and is not able to go back to school until your local health department has released them from isolation, which is typically:
- At least 10 days have passed since date of first symptoms; AND
- Child’s symptoms are improving; AND
- Child is fever-free for at least 72 hours without use of fever reducing medicines.
If you are not able to see a healthcare provider within 48 hours, or if your child is tested for COVID-19 but does not receive the test result within 48 hours, your child will be treated as a positive case and must follow the procedure outlined above until test results come back negative.
Please communicate with the school immediately if your child is experiencing symptoms, or answers yes to any of the questions below. Contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns.
∙ In the past 10 days, has your child 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?
∙ 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
- 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
- Nasal congestion/runny nose
I understand that these new regulations will impose substantial hardship for families. Please know that these are the regulations which the State of New York is requiring that all schools follow.