Principal Newsletter 12.7.21

 

Mayor’s Press Conference

As you may have heard, the mayor announced new vaccine mandates.

  • Starting Dec. 14, children ages 5-11 must show proof of vaccination to enter indoor dining, entertainment and performance venues and fitness establishments.
  • New Yorkers 12 and older must show proof of two vaccine doses — unless they have received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine — to enter many indoor spaces.
  • Children who ages 5-11 who engage in high-risk extracurricular activities such as sports, band, orchestra and dance must be vaccinated and get their initial shot by Dec. 14
  • There is no vaccine mandate to attend school currently.

 

The Diocese is continuing to look into the matter and what the impact will be on the schools and will keep all updated as we receive information

Revised International and Domestic Travel Advisory Guidelines

Please Note the CDC Update:  Starting December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States.

Out of precaution at this time the Elementary schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn will require all Faculty, Staff and Students to follow the CDC Travel guidelines for vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals for International Travel

This will apply to ALL International Travel.

International Travel: Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Before you arrive in the United States:

All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 1 day before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.

After travel:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements

 

International Travel: Non-Vaccinated Individuals:

Before you arrive in the United States:

All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to show a negative COVID-19 viral test result no more than 1 day  before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.

After you travel:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
  • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
  • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements

Domestic Travel:

Quarantine is not required following Domestic Travel. All Domestic travelers should adhere to the following recommendations:

  • Monitor your child for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and contact your Healthcare provider if your child develops symptoms.
  • Keep your child home if they are sick and experience any COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, chills, new cough, new loss of taste or smell, and new shortness of breath, even if the symptoms are mild.
  • Mild symptoms such as a runny nose or backache have been mistaken for other illnesses and have turned out to be COVID-19.
  • Call the school to report any illness or positive test results for COVID-19.

 

Please Note: These guidelines are subject to change as the pandemic continues to evolve and information is shared by city and state agencies.

Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn reserve the right to implement COVID safety and health guidelines above the required city and state requirements.