What happens if a student has symptoms of COVID-19 or a diagnosis of COVID-19?
If a child has COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19, they must isolate and cannot attend school untilall the following are true:
It has been at least 10 days since their symptoms started
They have not had a fever within the last 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication
Their overall illness has improved
If the person never had symptoms but had a positive lab test for COVID-19, they must stay home for 10 days from the date the specimen was obtained for their positive COVID19 test.
If the person had symptoms and receives a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result, they can return to school after they have not had fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. The negative test result must be from a lab-confirmed diagnostic test. If you’re not sure if your test is lab-confirmed, ask the health care provider performing your test.
If COVID-19 has been confirmed by a diagnostic test (nose or throat swab, or saliva), all close contacts of the person must quarantine and cannot attend school for 14 days after their last contact with the person while they were infectious. A close contact is a person who has been within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for at least 10 minutes.
The DOE has begun random COVID-19 testing in schools for grades 1-12. Parental consent is required for a trained professional to do a quick, non-invasive test. Parents are urged to please complete a consent form for the benefit of the community.
- You can provide consent online in your New York City School Account (NYCSA), also known as your MyStudent Account.
Oct 05, 2020
Complete Your Emergency Contact Information Now
ALL Parents Must Complete a Card - New and Returning Students
Please complete your Emergency Contact Card (otherwise known as 'Blue Card') now. ALL children who attend PS 290, new and returning, and both remote and blended learning must send in their card immediately.