NYS Department of Health and CDC Information

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

NEW – April 21, 2021 REVISED Guidance on Quarantines

NEW – April 10, 2021 REVISED Guidance on Travel

NEW – April 9, 2021 REVISED Guidance for Schools

NEW – April 30, 2021 REVISED Guidance on Graduation Ceremonies

NYS Department of Health

Free NYS Mental Health Hotline – 1-844-863-9314

NYS Department of Health COVID-19 webpage

NYS Education Department Resources for Mental Health and Talking to Young People About COVID-19

New York State on Pause information

Protect Yourself and Your Family information

Center for Disease Control

CDC COVID-19 webpage

Checklist for parents/families and teachers

Guidance for School Settings

Interim Guidance for School Administrators