COVID-19 (coronavirus)

As we become aware of positive cases, we will alert members of our community via the daily report to the Department of Health, as well as a summary posted on our COVID-19 Report Card page. New in 2021-2022, we will not email all parents every time there is a reported case. Should any of our students or staff test positive, we will contact affected parents/guardians of that building directly. If you have not been contacted, no further action is needed on your part.

February 27, 2020: Update on Mask Requirements at Troy CSD

At a press conference Sunday afternoon, Governor Hochul announced that masks and face coverings will no longer be required for staff and students in schools, effective Wednesday, March 2. She cited declining metrics for making this decision, including a decrease in COVID cases and hospitalizations. She also indicated that comprehensive guidance is anticipated shortly from the NYS Department of Health and NYS Education Department. Barring any changes from the State, mask use will be optional in the Troy City School District starting Wednesday.

We ask parents and guardians to speak with their child about personal choice and respect for each other’s personal decisions, and as always, we expect civility and tolerance toward each other and the choices they make.

Thank you for your continued patience, cooperation and understanding.

We will share additional information on the new guidance as soon as it is available.

COVID-19 Point of Care Consent Form

Beginning February 1st, we will offer point-of-care testing in our nurse’s offices for students who present COVID symptoms during the school day. This testing will only be conducted for students with parent/guardian consent on file.

Please fill out the short Google Form below  to provide the district’s licensed medical professionals with consent to test your child for COVID-19 infection.

While we are prepared to offer COVID testing for students who become symptomatic at school, under no circumstances should you send a symptomatic student to school to be tested. If your child is symptomatic before coming to school, you must seek medical care and testing from your physician as recommended. Should your child be given a point-of-care test at school, you will be contacted directly from the school regardless of the test result.

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Reopening Presentation – presented at the September 1 Board of Education Meeting

 

COVID-19 reminder with symptoms: Fever or chills Cough Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or body aches Headache New loss of taste or smell Sore throat Congestion or runny nose Nausea or vomiting Diarrhea

 

Troy CSD 2021-2022 COVID-19 Plan

2021-2022 Reopening Plan      | Arabic Spanish

Other Resources

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