WELCOME

Welcome to our COVID response page. Here you will find all the critical information about how P.S. 233 is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe. Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.

The NYC DOE Covid Information page has important information and resources for you.

 

Also, see the Messages for Families

SAFETY PROCEDURES

  • Masking: Face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn when indoors. Masks will be made available at the school for all those who need/want them.

  • Students and staff are required to wear a mask when:

    • Returning to school on the sixth day after testing positive for COVID-19, through day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier, including when traveling on a school bus.

    • Entering the school medical room, nurse’s office, or school-based health center.

    • Exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at school.

  • Illness: Students and staff should stay home if they show any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illnesses and get tested for COVID-19.

  • Isolate if COVID-19 positive: Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 5 days and can return to school on day 6 if they have no symptoms or symptoms are improving. They must wear a mask until day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier.

  • Get tested if exposed to COVID-19: Students and staff who are exposed to COVID-19 should get tested.

  • These individuals should receive home tests from their school and take two tests, at least 24 hours apart on day 4 and day 5 of their exposure. All exposed individuals should monitor for fever and other COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days after their exposure. If symptoms begin, they should not attend school and should isolate and get tested for COVID-19 again right away. 

  • Testing: Starting the first day of school, schools will offer home test kits to those with a potential in-school exposure and those with symptoms

  • In addition, each staff and student will receive 4 tests per month to take home. These tests can be used by school families for testing due to symptoms, exposures, high-risk activity (such as travel and large gatherings) and can give staff and students immediate results.

  • In-school PCR surveillance testing will not be a part of the 2022-23 school year.

  • Starting the first day of school, schools will offer home test kits to those with a potential in-school exposure and those with symptoms

  • In addition, each staff and student will receive 4 tests per month to take home.

  • To find a testing site offering rapid tests, visit nyc.gov/covidtest, text “COVID TEST” to 855-48, or call 311

CONTACTS

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Spellman:

dstephe3@schools.nyc.gov 

 

Contact our school nurse, Ms. Levy:

(718) 346-8103, Ext. 1121

Contact our health aide, Ms. Williams: 

(718) 346-8103, Ext. 1131

COVID-19 INFORMATION