The following is the most recent DOE guidance regarding Covid-19.
- The Department of Education (DOE) requires all visitors, DOE employees, and individuals working in DOE buildings to be vaccinated. In addition, students and participants participating in high risk extracurricular activities such band, orchestra, chorus, musical theater, dance/dance team, marching band, cheerleading, step teams, flag teams, including high-risk PSAL sports (football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, stunt, and rugby) are required to be vaccinated.
- DOE will no longer require health screening to enter school buildings.
- If you are not feeling well or show symptoms of Covid-19 stay home and get tested. Please call the school and inform the school if you're staying home. The school’s phone number is 718-561-0973.
Positive for Covid-19
- If you test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 5 days and can return to school on day 6 if they have no symptoms or symptoms are improving. You must wear a mask until day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier. It is important you inform the school if you test positive for Covid-19.
- If you are exposed in school or outside of school to Covid-19 you should get tested as soon as possible. Marble Hill will provide you with testing kits to test yourself. You should test yourself at least 24 hours apart on day 4 and day 5 of their exposure. If you are exposed, you should monitor for fever and other COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days after their exposure.
- DOE will provide you with testing kits and you should start testing yourself on the first day of school. Each student will receive 4 tests per month to take home. At this time, the DOE will no longer provide in-school PCR surveillance testing for the 2022-23 school year.
- Students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, are strongly recommended to wear a mask:
- When they were exposed to someone with COVID-19. The person should wear a mask for 10 days after their last day of exposure and get tested at least 24 hours apart on day 4 and day 5 of their exposure.
- When they are moderately-to-severely immunocompromised, and masking is recommended by their healthcare provider. In crowded indoor settings
- The DOE strongly recommends masks to be worn indoors to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and contracting Covid-19. In addition, the DOE will provide masks in school for all those who need/want them.
- Students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask when:
- Returning to school on the sixth day after testing positive for COVID-19, through day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier, including when traveling on a school bus.
- Entering the school medical room, nurse’s office, or school-based health center.
- Exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at school.