As guidance related to COVID-19 continues to evolve, Capital Region BOCES remains in close contact with state and local health officials. We are committed to keeping our students in school while providing a safe learning environment for all.
Parents/guardians: If you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 testing, health and safety protocols, or if you need free at-home COVID-19 test kits, please contact your child’s building principal.
Mask wearing in schools remains optional
As of March 3, 2022, students, staff and school visitors were no longer required to wear a mask in our school buildings or school buses.
Of course, mask-wearing continues to be optional for everyone.
Every family’s situation is unique. As a community, we will respect each person’s choice as to whether or not they will wear a mask to keep themselves or their family healthy.
Ongoing Health & Safety Protocols
The following health and safety protocols remain in place:
- Regardless of vaccination status, if a student tests positive for COVID-19 they must isolate for a full five days. Students may return to school after day five if they are asymptomatic or if symptoms are resolving. For days 6-10 following a positive test, students are required to wear a mask in school, including on the school bus. If your child cannot properly wear a mask for the entire school day, they must isolate for the full ten days.
- If a student has been exposed to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status it is highly recommended they wear a mask for a full 10 days following that exposure.
- State and local health officials continue to recommend testing for COVID-19 following possible exposure. Free COVID-19 tests are available at school to anyone who wants one for you or your family. If you need a test, please contact your child’s building principal.
- Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home from school, regardless of vaccination status or recent infection, until tested and/or isolate for five days. If your student has symptoms and you aren’t sure what to do, or if you need a COVID-19 test kit, please contact your child’s building principal.
Additional Building-Specific Health & Safety Protocols
Airline Drive Academy and Maywood School
Continuity of Operations Plan
The Continuity of Operations Plan has been developed to meet the requirements of subsection (2)(m) of Education Law §2801-a, which requires public employers to prepare a plan for the continuation of operations in the event that the governor declares a public health emergency involving a communicable disease.