NYCDOE COVID 19 Response Plan

COVID-19 Quarantine Protocols and Remote Instruction

If There is a Positive COVID-19 Case at Your Child’s School

We know how important it is to keep our schools and classrooms open for learning, and we are committed to the health and safety of our school communities and reducing disruptions in your child’s education. There may be times when your child is asked to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19. If there is a positive case in a classroom: 

Elementary Schools: if all students in the class are instructed to quarantine, they will receive remote instruction while they quarantine.  Schools will be closed only when it is determined by the DOHMH that there is widespread transmission in the school. With the health and safety measures in place, we expect that school closures will be limited.


Remote Instruction

In the event of an emergency school or classroom closure, whether due to health or weather related emergencies (for example positive COVID-19 cases, or a snow day), classes will shift to remote learning for a period of time.  When an entire classroom or school is closed, teachers will conduct lessons remotely and in real-time (synchronous instruction).