The Harrison Central School District provides this weekly COVID-19 update with information on the following topics:
Reporting COVID-19 Cases During Holiday Break
HCSD to Conduct Gateway Testing After Holiday Break with Consent
HCSD Test to Stay (TTS) Program
HCSD COVID-19 Cases & Quarantines
HCSD COVID-19 Cumulative Testing Results
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination to Reduce Risk of Quarantine
NYSDOH Guidance for Vaccine Reactions
If a child tests positive for COVID-19 over the holiday break, please report this information by completing this HIPAA-protected COVID-19 Reporting Form. This information will help to determine if school-based contact tracing is required.
To ensure a safe return to school following the holiday break, all faculty, staff and students whose parents have already provided consent will receive a saliva PCR test kit this week to complete and bring back to school on Monday, January 3. Instructions were emailed this week to faculty, staff, and parents who have provided consent to participate in testing.
The Westchester County Department of Health County (WCDOH) has granted approval for the Harrison Central School District to implement a Test to Stay (TTS) program under Westchester County's limited services laboratory license. The TTS program permits unvaccinated, asymptomatic students who have been exposed to COVID-19 to remain in school by getting tested each school day during the first seven (7) days of the 10-day quarantine. The TTS protocols are dictated by WCDOH and may be subject to change as new guidance is issued. Click here to learn more about the HCSD TTS Program.
When individuals are vaccinated against COVID-19, they help to reduce the risk of transmission in school and avoid having to quarantine following exposure to a positive person. Since all students are now eligible for the vaccine, the District is renewing the request for parents to voluntarily provide proof of their child's vaccination by completing this HIPAA-protected COVID-19 Vaccination Survey.
NYSDOH recently published the following guidance to explain possible reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine and the steps to be followed: