Coronavirus Information & Resources

Coronavirus Information & Resources

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Dear Warwick Valley CSD Community,

The updated COVID Guidance for the 2022-2023 school year and a FAQ document are available, as well as a Parent FAQ document from officials at the New York State Departments of Health and Education.


New York State Department of Health and Education has based its guidance on the CDC’s Operational Guidance for K-12 School and Early Care and Education Programs to support Safe In-Person Learning for the 2022-2023 School year. 

The following table will address the district’s ongoing risk mitigation efforts for the 2022-2023 school year, effective immediately: 


Individual mask preferences will not affect seating arrangements, partnerships, or groupings. No student may be relocated within or removed from a classroom based on whether or not they choose to wear a mask.


The current cleaning procedures will be followed.


Indoor spaces will be fully utilized to accommodate typical in-person events.

Healthy Hygiene Practices

Throughout the school day, students will be strongly encouraged to keep their hands clean. Hand sanitizer will be available when washing hands is not feasible, such as in the common areas of all school buildings.

Mask Wearing

Optional in schools, on school grounds, and on buses.

Nurse’s Offices

Symptomatic individuals will be offered to wear a mask while in the nurse’s office.

Reporting a COVID-19 diagnosis to the school 

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please contact your building nurse for the next steps and more information. 

Returning to School Following COVID-19 Illness

Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 can return to school after completing 5 full days of isolation.  

Individuals returning to school after completing 5 days of isolation should wear a mask in school on Days 6-10, in accordance with CDC recommendations. 

COVID-19 Testing

Diagnostic and screening testing is not required, but schools may provide or connect individuals to diagnostic testing or screen testing as needed. Schools no longer need to test unvaccinated staff, and schools are not required to report daily test results to DOH

Quarantining if exposed to a person who is positive for COVID-19

If a student or staff member is exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive, they no longer need to quarantine.  

  • It is recommended individuals monitor their health and wear a medical-grade mask for 10 days following exposure to a diagnosed case of COVID-19.  
  • Exposed individuals should get tested on or after day 5 or sooner if symptoms develop.

 This is pursuant to the CDC guidelines

When is it suggested an individual stay home or be sent home from school/work?  

  • Students and staff with respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as new onset cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should be sent home or directed to stay home.
  • Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin.

COVID-19 home tests  distribution

Anyone needing a COVID-19 home test kit can call any school to arrange to pick up a test kit. 

Social Distancing 

No longer required

Contact Tracing 

Contact tracing is no longer a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Health COVID-19 mitigation response. 

Remote Learning

With the decrease in the period of isolation, our belief is the time away from school should be focused on health and well-being.  Students will have opportunities to make up missed work upon their return to school.  

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This year, there are no special entry procedures for students and staff; however, we ask that you review the following symptoms list on a daily basis and stay home when ill. 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Symptoms of COVID -19 

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19

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Return to Sports after Testing Positive for COVID-19

The COVID Cardiac Clearance Questionnaire must be completed by the parent or guardian of any student-athlete that has tested positive for COVID-19.

Once completed, this screening form will need to be returned via email to the student’s building nurse and reviewed before the athlete can participate or resume interscholastic athletic activities.

You can access a copy of the screening form here.

If you have answered “Yes” to any of the questions, your child will be required to be evaluated by a healthcare provider and provide the school’s health department with COVID cardiac clearance before they will be cleared to participate/resume interscholastic sports. 

The healthcare provider clearance form is available here

Should you have any questions, please contact your child’s building nurse.

High School: 845-987-3050  ext 12700

Middle School: 845-987-3100  ext 16700

Please note that these requirements are subject to change with new emerging guidance from the CDC, NYSDOH & OCDOH. Please reference this page often for updates. If you have specific questions please contact your building nurse to discuss case by case situations.