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Weekly COVID-19 Update
September 24, 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

Since the opening of the 2021-22 school year,  the District has reported the following COVID-19 cases and quarantines:

 

POSITIVE CASES

QUARANTINES

SCHOOL

STUDENTS

FACULTY/STAFF

STUDENTS

FACULTY/STAFF

Harrison
High School

3

1

2

0

Louis M. Klein Middle School

1

5

29

0

Harrison Ave
Elem School

1

0

4

0

Parsons Memorial
Elem School

2

2

0

0

Samuel J. Preston
Elem School

0

1

0

0

Purchase 
Elem School

1

0

0

0

TOTAL

8

9

35

0

Related Information:

COVID-19 Testing

The District has partnered with Mt. Sinai Hospital to provide non-invasive PCR saliva tests for up to 20% of our vaccinated and unvaccinated students each week.  This testing initiative will help the District to even more effectively limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our schools.  All K-12 students are encouraged to participate in the COVID-19 testing program, regardless of vaccination status.

Mt. Sinai Hospital requires parents to complete a consent form for their child(ren) to participate in COVID-19 testing.  Parents will receive an email from Mt. Sinai Hospital early next week with a link to provide their consent.  This consent form is required,  even if parents have provided consent for testing in the past.  

Each week, 20% 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:


COVID-19 Vaccinations

To ensure uninterrupted in-person instruction for students, the District supports having all eligible students, faculty and staff vaccinated to reduce the risk of infection and eliminate the widespread need to quarantine.

  • HCSD is requiring proof of vaccination for all faculty & staff.

  • Parents are encouraged to complete the Student Vaccination Survey to provide their child’s vaccination status.

  • HCSD is partnering with the Westchester County Department of Health to make free Pfizer vaccines available on a voluntary basis to students 12 years of age and older and their family members.  First and second doses of the vaccine (not the booster shot) are available FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2:30-5:30 PM in the LMK Gymnasium.  To register your child and any family members for a vaccination appointment time, CLICK HERE.