Covid-19 Guidance and Resources

2022-2023 School Year

For the 2022-2023 school year Green Meadow Waldorf School will continue to follow the Covid- 19 guidance of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH), and New York State Education Department (NYSED) which are all informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

On August 11, 2022 the CDC released updated guidance isolation, as well as Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning. On August 22, 2022, New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and New York State Education Department (NYSED) issued their 2022-2023 School Year Joint Department of Health – State Education Department letter to schools which directs schools to follow their local departments of health. Rockland County Department of Health directly aligns their guidance with the CDC.

We are grateful for our community’s participation in and adherence to this guidance, and for your patience as we work together in support of our community’s collective health and well being.


Mask Guidance

The CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level tool classifies every county in the USA into low, medium, or high levels, with recommended prevention measures for each level. CDC, NYSDOH, and RCDOH recommend individuals at high risk continue to mask or discuss appropriate precautions with their providers. If or when Rockland County is rated as a high-risk area, the CDC and RCDOH mask guidance is to mask indoors. The school community will be alerted weekly through the Seven Days communication emailed on Sundays about what the masking recommendation is for the week.


Isolation Protocol

Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19


Covid-19 Symptoms, Positive Cases, and Staying Home While Sick

Email the Care Room with any Covid-like symptoms, exposure, COVID-19 positive results, or if home with another illness or symptoms.

Symptoms of Covid-19

Staying Home When Sick/Symptomatic:

Non-Covid Illness:

GMWS requires students and employees who are displaying any symptoms of illness, not related to Covid, submit a Covid test and be symptom free for 24 hours, without the aid of medication, before returning to school. Contact the Care Room for further guidance if needed.


Testing

When to Get Tested for COVID-19

Key times to get tested:


New York State Resources for Schools

2022-23 School Year Joint DOH-SED Letter to Schools
2022-23 School Year FAQs for Schools
2022-23 School Year FAQs for Parents and Caregivers