Screening and Contact Tracing Protocols
The Westbury UFSD will continue to follow COVID-19 guidance, including guidance on screening and contact tracing, provided by the Nassau County Department of Health (DOH), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and NYS Education Department (NYSED). As with all our protocols and communication regarding keeping our students and staff safe during this pandemic, we continue to update our plans as we receive updated guidance. This guide is intended as a tool for response to suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. To control the spread of infection, all students, staff, and visitors must wear a facial covering on buses and school grounds, including playgrounds. If the Nassau County DOH determines that there was widespread exposure in a school, they may recommend closing the school to allow students and staff to self-quarantine. School building leaders are advised to limit contact and movement within their building in order to minimize the risk of having to close a building due to widespread exposure.
Screening and Contact Tracing Protocols for Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
New York State Department of Heath (NYSDOH) Screening Flowsheet
Decision-making guide to assist you in deciding whether to send your child to school or not.
CONTACT TRACING FLYER
As we battle coronavirus together, tracing exposures to COVID is important to stop the spread. The NYS Contact Tracing Program works with confirmed positive COVID-19 people to determine who they have been in contact with. Trained specialists reach out to those contacts about possible exposure. If you have beenidentified as a contact you will get a call from “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993).
COVID-19 Self Reporting
The school district is responsible for reporting all positive cases of COVID-19 in our schools, even while we are on vacation. Please complete the Google Form below if you tested positive, or if you had close contact with someone who tested positive.