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Contact Tracing

Greenburgh Eleven UFSD  will notify the state and local health department immediately upon being informed of any positive COVID-19 diagnostic test result by an individual within school facilities or on school grounds, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the district.


To assist the local health department with tracing the transmission of COVID-19, the district has developed and maintained a plan to trace all contacts of exposed individuals in accordance with protocols, training, and tools provided through the New York State Contact Tracing Program.  

Districts may assist with contact tracing by:

1.       Keeping accurate attendance records of students and staff members

2.       Ensuring student schedules are up to date

3.       Keeping a log of any visitor, which includes date and time, and where in the school they visited.

4.       Assisting the local health departments in tracing all contacts of the individual in accordance with the           

          protocol, training, and tools provided through the NYS Contact Tracing Program

5.       For all contact tracing, the DOH will require the name, address, and phone number as well as the name

          and phone number of the parent/guardian of a student.  If/when, COVID-19 cases are discovered in the

          school, in consultation with the local health department, the district will do the following:  

·         close or quarantine locations of  potential exposures for 24 hours

·         clean and disinfect locations as necessary

·         provide the DOH with information required

·         alert those who have come in close contact with a person with COVID-19  


Confidentiality must be maintained as required by federal and state laws and regulations. School staff should not try to determine who is to be excluded from school based on contact without guidance and direction from the local health department.


For more information about how COVID-19 containment efforts will be communicated to students, families and staff members, visit the Communication/Family and Community Engagement section of our reopening plan.

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