HCSD COVID-19 Update
February 2, 2022
The Harrison Central School District provides this COVID-19 update with information on the following topics:
Free Rapid Antigen Test Kits Available for Students
COVID-19 Weekly PCR Test Results
HCSD COVID-19 Cases
Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination to Reduce Risk of Quarantine
As a result of the Harrison Central School District’s advocacy, New York State and Westchester County provided COVID tests to support Test to Stay and Weekly PCR Testing programs.
The District has received enough free test kits to support these programs and to provide one (1) free rapid antigen test kit (there are two rapid tests in each kit) for every student attending Harrison schools. Given the scarcity of COVID-19 tests, this could be a helpful resource for families, especially with the coming February break.
Since these tests are performed at home, the results cannot be used to clear your child to return to school or exempt them from quarantine, but they can be used to help your family stay safe and provide you with timely information if your child becomes symptomatic. Consult with your pediatrician if your child becomes symptomatic or has a positive test result at home.
Parents with more than one school-age child in the District can pick up their free rapid antigen test kits for their children at ANY of the school locations listed below. To help the District plan for the test kit distribution, please complete this Rapid Antigen Test Kit Request Form.
Harrison High School
Tuesday, 2/8/22, 9:00 AM -1:30 PM, Main Lobby Entrance
Wednesday, 2/9/22, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Main Lobby Entrance
Thursday, 2/10/22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Main Lobby Entrance
Louis M. Klein Middle School
Tuesday, 2/8/22, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, Lobby Front Desk
Wednesday, 2/9/22, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, Lobby Front Desk
Thursday, 2/10/22, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Lobby Front Desk
Harrison Avenue Elementary School
Tuesday, 2/8/22, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Main Entrance Lobby
Wednesday, 2/9/21, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Mathews Street Entrance
Parsons Memorial Elementary School
Tuesday, 2/8/22, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Broadway Circle
Purchase Elementary School
Tuesday, 2/8/22, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Main Entrance
Wednesday, 2/9/22, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, Main Entrance
Thursday, 2/10/22, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Main Entrance
Samuel J. Preston Elementary School
Thursday, 2/10/22, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Taylor Avenue Stairway Entrance
Friday, 2/11/22, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Taylor Avenue Stairway Entrance
Through our testing partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital, the District conducted 704 PCR saliva tests for faculty, staff and students whose parents provided consent, which is a 1.8% positivity rate. The weekly testing results appear below.
|COVID-19 Testing 1/21/22||Positive Students||Positive Faculty/Staff|
Harrison High School
|Louis M. Klein Middle School||3||0|
|Harrison Ave Elem School||4||0|
|Parsons Memorial Elem School||1||0|
|Purchase Elem School||1||0|
|Samuel J. Preston Elem School||3||0|
The District will continue to provide COVID-19 testing to students, faculty and staff as one of several mitigation strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep schools open for in-person learning.
Updated COVID-19 data can be found on the NYS COVID-19 Report Card, including lab-confirmed positive cases for students, faculty and staff in each school. To access this information:
- Go to NYS COVID-19 Report Card
- Click on "Public Schools"
- Type in "Harrison"
- Click on the links for each school
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.