New York State officially announced the state’s revised quarantine protocol timetable for close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, which align with the guidance put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While a 14-day quarantine is still considered the “gold standard” by the CDC, the organization has adjusted its recommendations, allowing a 10-day quarantine period for those identified as a close contact of a positive individual if no symptoms are shown throughout the first 10 days. Please note that these guidelines do, however, include daily monitoring for symptoms through the traditional 14 days.
COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, fatigue, headache, body ache, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, runny or stuffy nose, chills, sore throat and new loss of taste and/or smell.
If you or your child experience any of these symptoms, please inform the district and contact the Rensselaer County Department of Health or your primary healthcare provider to determine whether a COVID-19 test is required.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dr. Mary Yodis
Wynantskill UFSD Superintendent