Covid Testing and Resources

COVID-19 Information

Information about how the health and safety of students and staff can be found at the Department of Education's COVID Information webpage.

Various topics like the Health and SafetyCOVID-19 Testing for Students and testing providers can be found on this page.

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-related Health & Safety

In an effort to keep our community safe and our classrooms open please read our FAQs below.

 

Note: These FAQ’s reflect guidelines as of 1/4/2022, and will be updated as we receive new information from NYC DOE/ DOH Test + Trace.

 

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD IS CLEARED TO ATTEND SCHOOL, BASED ON COVID DIAGNOSIS OR EXPOSURE?

The BEST way to determine if your child is cleared to attend school is by filling out the NYC DOE Health Screener. This form should be completed DAILY for every P.S. 10 student prior to arrival. 

 

WHAT IF MY CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

  • Please complete this form.
    • Members of our P.S.10 team will be in contact with you about the length of your child’s quarantine and with an instructional plan. 
  • Begin your 10-day quarantine period immediately and await guidance from the school and NYC DOE/ DOH Test + Trace. 
  • All NYC public school students who test positive will still need to adhere to the 10-day quarantine with or without symptoms (despite the fact that CDC guidelines have changed, the DOE is still following the 10-day quarantine period).

 

WHAT IF MY VACCINATED CHILD IS CONSIDERED A CLOSE CONTACT OF SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL?

  • DOE guidelines state that your child can continue to attend school as long as they do not have symptoms or have a positive test result.
  • HOWEVER, we are asking that as a community, we exercise caution. We have seen that if a family member with whom a student lives tests positive and they cannot truly isolate, it’s very likely the child will contract COVID. Therefore we would recommend quarantining for at least five days and then testing to return.

 

WHAT IF MY UNVACCINATED CHILD IS CONSIDERED A CLOSE CONTACT OF SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL?

  • Please complete this form
  • Begin your quarantine period immediately and await guidance from the school. 
  • Students may return to school on day 8 after exposure (with a lab-confirmed negative test on day 5, 6, or 7) or day 10 after exposure.






WHAT IF MY CHILD IS CONSIDERED A CLOSE CONTACT OF SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE INSIDE OF SCHOOL?

  • DOE guidelines state that your child can continue to attend school as long as they do not have symptoms or have a positive test result.
  • Children exposed in school in grades K-5 will receive at-home test kits and will be asked to test twice within a 5 day period. If your child tests positive, please refer to the question above, “WHAT IF MY CHILD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?”

 

WHAT IF MY CHILD IS EXPERIENCING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS?

For a list of Covid-19 symptoms, please click here.

  • If your child is experiencing symptoms at school, your child’s teacher will send them to the nurse and we will contact you to pick them up immediately to be tested.
  • If your child is experiencing symptoms at home, please take your child to get tested, or test using an at-home kit. If you are unable to find testing, please contact Madeline Seide .
  • Should your child test negative, they can return to school once symptom-free.
  • The BEST way to determine if your child is cleared to attend school is by filling out the NYC DOE Health Screener each morning before arrival. 

 

HOW DO I HAVE MY CHILD TESTED FOR COVID-19 IN SCHOOL?

Members of the NYC DOE/ DOH testing team come to test students and staff weekly. A small, predetermined number of vaccinated and unvaccinated students whose families have provided consent are chosen at random. If you have not already consented to testing for the 2021-2022 school year and would like to do so, please:

 

WHAT IF WE ARE TRAVELING? SHOULD WE HAVE OUR CHILDREN TESTED PRIOR TO RETURNING TO 29?

  • While it’s not required we are asking that as a community we go above and beyond what is required and strongly encourage you to have your children tested before returning to school if traveling or congregating with others beyond your immediate family.