Covid-19 Info & Updates

Vaccination and Mask Policy

CRS continues to require up-to-date vaccination for entry into our building for everyone ages 5 and up. Up-to-date vaccination status is determined by the number of doses and boosters recommended for eligible individuals by the Centers for Disease Control, you can check your requirements on their website.

Wearing masks indoors continues to be strongly recommended by our medical advisory team for everyone ages 2 and up.

If you are feeling sick or have an active illness, please do not attend.

To see a complete list of our COVID policies. Click here.

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The following information is intended for the Rodeph Sholom School community. Please reach out to Lisa Schiff if you have any questions on how this applies to Sholom Sprouts classes and programs.

Protocols for Positive Individuals:
(For all students regardless of whether vaccines are up to date)

  • Students must isolate at home for a minimum of five days.
  • If asymptomatic (not simply “improving”), students may return to school on day six; no testing is required.
  • Students will be required to mask (see mask guidelines below) on days 6-10.
  • Students will eat separately from the class on days 6-10 and are expected to wear a mask at all other times.

Protocols for Known Exposures:

As per the CDC and NYCDOH, we no longer require quarantine for an exposure. Masking and testing protocols will differ depending on whether the student is up-to-date with vaccinations and whether the exposure is at home or outside the home because these factors impact the likelihood that the student will become infected.

For non-household exposures:
(Up-to-date with vaccination)

  • Monitor for symptoms; stay home and test immediately if symptoms develop.
  • Testing recommended on days one and five after exposure even if asymptomatic.
  • Masking recommended for five days.

NOT up-to-date with vaccination (“under-vaccinated”)

  • Monitor for symptoms; stay home and test immediately if symptoms develop.
  • Testing required on days one and five after exposure even if asymptomatic.
  • Masking required for 10 days if age two to four, for five days if age five or older.

For household exposures                                                                                                        (same for up-to-date and NOT up-to-date):

  • The positive household member should isolate themselves from children who attend school for a minimum of five days and mask at home around their household members until testing negative on a rapid test.
  • Students can attend school if asymptomatic but must wear a mask (see mask guidelines below) for 10 days from their date of last household contact.
  • If the student will continue to have unmasked contact with the positive individual, then the student must mask for 15 days rather than 10 days from the initial exposure.
  • A rapid test each morning before school is required for 10 days. Report only positive findings to Vicki Dine. You do not need to report negative test results.
  • If the student will continue to have unmasked contact with the positive individual, then the student must test for 15 days rather than 10 days from the initial exposure.
  • The student will eat separately from their class and will remain masked at all other times while in school during this 10 or 15 day period.
  • Students who develop symptoms while a household member is positive for COVID-19 should stay home and obtain a PCR even if the rapid antigen test is negative.

 

Notifications:
We will continue to notify classes of known positives, as we do for other communicable diseases, so that families can be extra vigilant in monitoring for symptoms and seek testing or medical advice as needed.