COVID-19

We are here to offer support during these times and share helpful resources on COVID-19.  We will continually update this page with important information that may be of use to you, your family, and unit.

Please click on each page link below for information and resources.

NYS PTA Honored for COVID-19 Support Initiative

NYS PTA Continues to Support Parents and Families in Response to COVID-19

NYS PTA Leadership Webinars

Information on Pandemic EBT and School Meals

NEW/REVISED Information and State Guidance

NYS DOH message to school leaders, July 6, 2021:

“We are writing to share three updates relevant to 2021 summer schools.

1.Given current low rates of COVID-19 transmission, schools/district may decide to implement revised masking policies consistent with those available in the archived INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR CHILD CARE, DAY CAMP, AND OVERNIGHT CAMP PROGRAMS DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Child_Care_Daycamps_Detailed_Guidelines.pdf)

2.Daily reporting to the COVID-19 Report Card is no longer required.

3.Summer schools in NYS may follow either the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools Through Phased Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/operation-strategy.html)  or the current NYS INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION AT PRE-K TO GRADE 12 SCHOOLS DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Pre-K_to_Grade_12_Schools_MasterGuidance.pdf).

4.The above information applies to the 2021 summer session only and additional information will be shared regarding the 2021-2022 school year soon. These decisions, which should reflect local sentiment, may be made by the school superintendent or local board.  There is no requirement for additional public meetings.”


NEW – July 9, 2021 REVISED CDC Guidance for Schools

NEW – June 7, 2021 REVISED Guidance for Child Care and Camps

NEW – June 7, 2021 REVISED Guidance for Schools

NEW – May 15, 2021 REVISED Operational Strategies for Schools

April 21, 2021 REVISED Guidance on Quarantines

April 10, 2021 REVISED Guidance on Travel

April 30, 2021 REVISED Guidance on Graduation Ceremonies

Frequently Asked Questions Related to the June 2021 and August 2021 Exemptions from Diploma Requirements


If you have questions about what is happening in your school, please reach out to your school first.  Know the state office and your Region Director are also here to help. You can reach the state office by emailing pta.office@nyspta.org.  You can also find contact information about your Region Director HERE.

As we continue during this pandemic, we can no longer wait on PTA business. However, the health and wellness of your students, families, educators and members is most important. We also understand that many of you may be facing economic uncertainty, and all of us are coping with social distancing, and we are always here to help.

We would like to personally thank our great educators and school staff, who are working to provide home instruction, meals for students, and critical support for children and families during this pandemic. THANK YOU!

Further, a special thank you to essential employees who continue to serve our communities – health care professionals, first responders, grocery employees, tradespeople, and the others who keep our communities running. THANK YOU!

We are in this #Together. We are #PTA Strong.

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