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Weekly COVID-19 Update
October 29, 2021

The Harrison Central School District will provide parents, faculty and staff with a weekly update that includes timely information and important reminders.  This week's COVID-19 update includes information on the following topics:

  • COVID-19 Cases & Quarantines

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

  • COVID-19 Testing Consent

COVID 19 Cases & Quarantines

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Students Ages 5-11

The Harrison Central School District is seeking a partnership with Westchester County to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for students ages 5-11 in our school district.  Westchester County is asking for data to determine the level of parent interest in providing an on-site clinic in Harrison.  Please CLICK HERE to complete a brief survey to indicate your interest.

If Harrison is selected to offer an on-site vaccine clinic, parents will receive more information about the details.

COVID-19 Testing: Please provide consent to keep schools open!

The District is asking parents to provide consent for  ALL vaccinated and unvaccinated students to participate in Harrison's COVID-19 testing program, which will test a representative sample of students weekly using a non-invasive PCR saliva test. 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.

Parents must give consent in order for their children to participate in this COVID-19 testing program, even if they have provided consent to participate in COVID-19 testing in the past.  Parents who have not yet provided consent for this testing program will receive an email and text message reminder to provide consent for COVID-19 testing.  Parents with more than one child will receive separate emails/text messages to provide consent for each child.  Please be assured that your child(ren)’s information is safeguarded in compliance with the New York State Department of Health Privacy Protection Act, all federal, state, and local HIPAA data privacy and data security standards. 

Each week, a representative sample of the students who have provided consent will be identified to participate in testing that week.  The non-invasive PCR saliva test kits will be sent home to be completed in the morning and then returned to school.  Parents will receive the results by email within 24-48 hours.  The graphic below explains the simple step-by-step instructions: