COVID Protocol 2022

Updates have been made for Summer Live Programming 2022. Please review our revised Policy.

Masks and Prevention

Masks are optional to be worn among staff and students while inside. If a staff or student has been exposed to COVID-19 and tested negative, we ask that they wear a mask for 3-5 days afterwards as recommended by the CDC.

COVID Case Detection

In the event of a reported COVID-19 case among active students, NYSoP will:

  • Email and text parents the same evening the case was reported, informing them of exposure and requesting a negative rapid COVID-19 test before attending their next class.
  • Send out a wave of phone calls the morning after confirming parents are aware of exposure.
  • Offer viable online options to the family of the child who contracted the virus
  • Mandate a COVID test for all staff in primary contact
  • Monitor all test results as they come in to determine what actions need to be taken for the class where the infection was reported.

Students are recommended to quarantine for 5 days or until the parents can provide a negative COVID test for the student. They may return to class with proof of a negative COVID test. If the class is within 4 days, a rapid test will suffice.

Parents may transition to the online option if they send written notice to [email protected] if quarantining, ill, or uncomfortable with attending physically.