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Weekly COVID-19 Update
November 12, 2021

The Harrison Central School District provides this weekly COVID-19 update with information on the following topics:

  • HCSD Calls for Metrics to Remove Masks

  • COVID-19 Cases & Quarantines

  • Voluntary COVID-19 Cumulative Test Results (390 negative & 1 positive)

  • Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Students Ages 5-11

HCSD Calls for Metrics to Remove Masks

Dr. Wool developed and provided a letter asking Governor Hochul to establish metrics for the safe removal of masks in school settings and to permit students to “Test to Stay'' in the event of exposure to COVID-19. On Friday, November 12, 2021, the letter was endorsed by 78 school superintendents of the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents. The letter was shared with the Commissioner of Education and the New York State Education Department Chancellor, who have both indicated their support. Senator Mayer also joined in supporting the development of New York State Department of Health standards.

Creating a unified regional voice communicates to the Governor and other policymakers that school leaders stand together and are prepared to implement common-sense measures to return to normalcy in our schools for students. As the letter details, the superintendents are seeking metrics and support from the Governor, our elected officials, and the New York State Department of Health.

Read the letter to Governor Hochul.

COVID 19 Cases & Quarantines

COVID-19 Cumulative Testing Results as of 11/12/21

The District has begun voluntary weekly COVID-19 testing for a representative sample of students in each school.  Testing a representative sample of students each week will limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure schools remain open for in-person instruction.  To learn more about the District's COVID-19 testing program, CLICK HERE.

SCHOOL

NEGATIVE

POSITIVE

Harrison High School

105 0

Louis M. Klein Middle School

67 0

Harrison Ave Elem School

88 1

Parsons Memorial Elem School

53 0

Samuel J. Preston Elem School

29

0

Purchase Elem School

48

0

CUMULATIVE TOTAL

390

1

The graphic below explains the simple step-by-step testing instructions:

 

Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Students Ages 5-11

The Harrison Central School District is seeking a partnership with Westchester County to host a voluntary COVID-19 vaccine clinic for students ages 5-11 in our school district.  The District is awaiting information from Westchester County about offering this on-site voluntary vaccine clinic, and parents will receive more information as soon as it becomes available.