COVID 19 UPDATES

URGENT MESSAGE #2

11/5/2020 9:15 PM

Dear I.S. 61 - BROOKLYN - K061 at 400 EMPIRE BOULEVARD

Families:

The health and safety of our students and staff and everyone in the DOE family across the city is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.

Today I am writing to inform you that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. We are quickly taking all appropriate action and following rigorous protocols developed by the NYC Test + Trace Corps, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) and the New York City Department of Education (DOE). Out of an abundance of caution, here is what will happen next to safeguard the health of our school community:

Effective 11/6/2020, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period.

• During this time, the NYC Test + Trace Corps and NYC Health will complete their investigation and the school will undergo additional cleaning and disinfecting.

• No staff will be permitted into the building except for those conducting cleaning and disinfecting. All other staff will work remotely.

• Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school and will be safely separated until they are no longer infectious. Please note that in order to protect the privacy of the individuals who have tested positive, we cannot share additional details about the case.

 

URGENT MESSAGE

11/5/2020 9:31 AM

Dear M.S. 061 Dr. Gladstone H. Atwell at 400 EMPIRE BOULEVARD Community:

 

The health and safety of our students and staff and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.  

Today we are writing to inform you that one member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, this is the only confirmed case at the school. We are quickly taking all appropriate action and following rigorous protocols developed by the NYC Test + Trace Corps, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

Out of an abundance of caution, here is what will happen next to safeguard the health of our school community: 

  • All students and teachers in the affected class(es) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 14 days since the last contact with the person who tested positive.
    • These students and teachers will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

     

  • The NYC Test + Trace Corps and NYC Health will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 14 days.

     

  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school and will be safely separated, until they are no longer infectious. In order to protect the privacy of the individual who has tested positive, we cannot share additional details about the case.

     

  • We will share physical and mental health and wellness resources for you and your child. COVID-19 can be stressful for you and your loved ones. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious and afraid. We want to ensure you can access helpful resources for coping and reducing stress.

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Messages for Families

September 29, 2020: Update for Families on COVID-19 Testing 

Letter signed by:

  • Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Ted Long, MD, MHS Executive Director, NYC Test & Trace Corps
  • Richard A. Carranza, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

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