PS161Q Calendar from January to June 2021

To download click  PS161Q 2021 Calendar Jan-June.pdf 

 

Things to know about COVID

What if . . .

 

Click  Things to know about COVID-updated 1-5-21.docx  to download the document

I think my child has COVID?

There are a wide range of symptoms such as:

  • fever/chills
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • new loss of taste or smell.

Some people have no symptoms at all.

Severe case symptoms may include

 

  • fever lasting several days
  • red or pink eyes
  • swollen hands and feet
  • rash
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • red cracked lips, or red bumpy tongue that looks like a strawberry

 

Talk to your child’s medical provider if your child develops symptoms that could be from COVID-19. If your child does not have a medical provider, call 311.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

If a child is showing symptoms, the infectious period generally begins two days before symptoms start and continues for ten days from when symptoms begin.

 

If a child has no symptoms (asymptomatic), the infectious period is estimated to begin two days before COVID-19 testing to ten days after testing.

 

If a child showed symptoms but tested negative for COVID-19, they can return to school only after:

  • Being fever free 24 hours without the use of medication AND
  • Overall symptoms are improving

If a child did not get tested for COVID-19 but showed symptoms, they can return to school only after:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND
  • They have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication AND
  • Overall symptoms are improving

Contact the school as soon as possible.

 covid-19-symptoms-what-to-do-factsheet.pdf 

 flu-or-covid-19.pdf 

my child was in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID?

Was your child 6 feet away, wearing a mask and with the person for less than 10 minutes?  If so, he/she was not in close contact.

 

Was your child 6 feet away, wearing a mask and with the person who has COVID for more than 10 minutes?  If so, he/she needs was in close contact.

 

If your child was in close contact with a person who tested positive, then he/she must quarantine for 10 days following the date of possible exposure.

 

Get tested.  Testing is free at many sites and available regardless of immigration or insurance status. For information about testing, contact your child’s medical provider, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/covidtest.

 

Even if your child receives a negative test result, your child still must stay home for 10 days for monitoring and to ensure illness does not develop.

 

Contact the school as soon as possible.

my child tested positive?

Any student who has tested positive for COVID-19 can return to school only after:

  • Isolating for 10 days

 

AND 

  • Being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication

 

AND

 

  • Is experiencing overall improvement in symptoms

PLEASE NOTE:

One may continue to receive a positive COVID-19 test result for up to three months even though they are no longer infectious.

Contact the school as soon as possible.

my child travels out of NY State or the US?

If a child travels out of NY State for more than 24 hours, they must quarantine for 14 days upon his/her return to NY. 

In order to opt out of the 14 day quarantine and return to the building sooner, you may do the following:

  • The child must get a COVID test within 3 days before he/she departs NY.
  • When the child returns home, he/she must quarantine for 3 days.
  • On the 4th day of quarantine, the child must test for COVID. 

If both tests are negative, then the child may return to the school building.

The test results must be submitted to the school before entering the building

 covid-19-travel.pdf 

4th COVID-19 blended learning student/staff case at PS161Q  as of 1/8/21

  Please click on the link below to read the letters from Mrs. Hoder

 DOE RTS - 14 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases.docx 

 DOE RTS - Notice of Building Closure Extension for Addl 24 Hours.docx 

 DOE - Family 24-Hour Building Closure.docx 

 COVID Community Letter.docx