Testing

Any unvaccinated symptomatic individuals, close contacts of COVID-19 suspected or confirmed individuals, and individuals with recent international travel as designated through the New York State Travel Advisory, before allowing such individuals to return to the school.

Oak Hill School will notify Schenectady County Department of Health of any positive test results. Testing will occur at a location determined by the individual’s physician or the County Department of Health.

The school will maintain a list of staff and students based on county of residence to assist Schenectady County Department of Health and the Department of Health from the county of residence. Oak Hill school will cooperate and follow the guidance from the Department of Health.

Exposed Individuals

To be considered “exposed”, an individual must have been within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period

Individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 virus must complete their mandatory quarantine. If by the end of their quarantine period they have not developed symptoms, at that point they may return to school.

Vaccination

P-12 Teachers and staff have been eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine since January 11, 2021. Asymptomatic fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19 unless they also present possible symptoms of infections; however, they should be tested 3-5 days after exposure and must wear a masks anytime indoors, even off school property, for 14 days or until they receive a negative diagnostic test result.

Previous COVID-19 Infection

Asymptomatic individuals who have recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection during the previous 3 months do not need to be quarantined if exposed to COVID-19.

Return to School for Individuals Displaying Symptoms of COVID-19

Students, teachers, and staff with new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 must be excluded from school, regardless of vaccination status, and either (a) provide a negative COVID test results, or (b) remain excluded from school for a minimum of 10 calendar days from symptom onset, prior to returning to school. If student, teacher, or staff symptoms are improving AND they are fever-free for at least 24-hours without the use of fever reducing medicines, they may return to school with either a note from the healthcare provider indicating the test was negative OR a copy of the negative test result.