This message was emailed to all families on Monday, January 10, 2022
Effective today, Troy CSD will adopt new isolation and quarantine protocols in partnership with our county health department. This change aligns with updated guidance from the New York State Health Department on January 4, which also aligns with updated recommendations from the CDC. These changes supersede previous guidance and protocols listed in our school opening plan published in September 2021.
Moving forward, this means any new cases will follow the updated guidance below..
ISOLATION (if a positive test is received or individual is symptomatic)
Isolate for 5 days, where day “0” is the day of symptom onset or the day of testing (for asymptomatic students).
- If, at the end of 5 full days, symptoms are resolved or resolving, isolation ends and the individual may return to school, and should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional 5 days.
- Individuals who are moderately-severely immunocompromised should continue to follow standard (i.e., not shortened) Isolation Guidance.
- Individuals who are unable to wear a well-fitting mask for 5 days after a 5-day isolation should also follow standard (i.e., not shortened) Isolation Guidance.
If exposed to COVID-19, quarantine as follows, where day “0” is the last date of exposure:
- If not fully vaccinated: Quarantine for 5 days (at home) and wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional 5 days.
- If fully vaccinated: NO quarantine is required but these individuals should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for 10 days after the last date of exposure.
- If symptoms appear, quarantine and seek testing. If testing is not done, isolate according to the isolation guidance.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the changing guidance impacting our schools. As always, we work collaboratively with the Rensselaer County Department of Health, and communicate any changes after they have been discussed with and approved by the department. Thank you for your cooperation.
Superintendent of Schools