• Prior to the start of the 2022-2023 school year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control softened its stance regarding a number of COVID-related topics, and New York State has followed their new recommendations. Therefore, the majority of restrictions have eased for school districts: 

    • Universal masking is no longer required.

    • Physical distancing is no longer required.

    • Daily COVID testing will not be offered by the district. 

    • Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for five days at home. After five days, they may resume attending school if they are fever-free without fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours and their symptoms are improving. They must wear a mask through day 10.

    • “Test to stay” has ended—students and employees will no longer be required to receive a COVID test if exposed to an infected person.

    • Students and employees exposed to COVID-19 will not have to quarantine. People who were exposed to COVID should follow CDC recommendations regarding masking and testing.

    • Schools are not required to conduct contact tracing or provide a COVID-19 dashboard.

    If necessary, we will make adjustments during the school year depending on any updated guidance and conditions within the county. 

    You can view the New York state guidance and FAQs on their website by clicking here.

    For answers to some frequently asked questions specific to Rush-Henrietta, click here.