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Next Steps if Your Child is asked to Stay Home

If your child is asked to stay or go home  based on symptoms or positive test results, the following chart can help you with the next steps. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to your healthcare provider,  any of our building nurse staff or healthservices@onteora.k12.ny.us.
 
  1. Reach out to your child’s health care provider and Onteora Health Services

Your health care provider can decide whether a PCR COVID-19 test is needed or if the symptoms are based on an already documented health condition (such as allergies)

 If your health care provider is not indicating a need for  COVID-19 test, They MUST provide a letter indicating an alternate diagnosis for the symptoms it can not indicate an upper respiratory Infection (or URI)
 

This documentation must be sent to healthservices@onteora.k12.ny.us  and a health services member must send you written clearance to return to in person school activities. 

 

  1. PCR Test

 As a parent or guardian if your child is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms you can ask your healthcare provider for a PCR Test for COVID-19

If there is no other explanation for symptoms a PCR test must be completed and results sent to healthservices@onteora.k12.ny.us

(Once received, health services will send you written clearance for your child to return to in person school activities).

 

  1. If PCR tests are are negative 

If PCR tests are negative please send results to healthservices@onteora.k12.ny.us

Once received, health services will send you written clearance for your child to return to in person school activities. 

 

  1. IF PCR test is positive 

If a PCR test is positive. Your child should isolate away from any other family members. You should alert your healthcare provider and contact the Ulster County Department of Health. 

Please send  a copy of the positive test to healthservices@onteora.k12.ny.us. A member of health services will reach out to find out more information for any contact tracing purposes. 

A student can only return once they are released from isolation from the Ulster County Department of Health. Once isolation orders are sent, please send them to healthservices@onteora.k12.ny.us

  Once received, health services will send you written clearance for your child to return to in person school activities. 

 

  1. What would I do if my child was exposed?

  If your child was exposed and determined to be a direct contact of someone that tested positive for COVID-19. They must quarantine (unless they are fully  vaccinated and not showing symptoms). If your child  was determined by Onteora Central School District or Ulster County Department of Health to be a direct contact please contact healthservices@onteora.k12.ny.us

If asked to quarantine, your child must quarantine until given a quarantine release from Ulster County Department of Health. Once you have received the release, please send the paperwork to healthservices@onteora.k12.ny.us

  Once received, health services will send you written clearance for your child to return to in person school activities. 


 

  1. What do I do if someone in my home is  positive?

If someone in your home tests positive, please contact the Ulster County Department of Health and healthservices@onteora.k12.ny.us.  The department of health will work with Onteora health services to determine if quarantining needs to occur. 

Anyone who is positive should isolate from others in the household.