New recall requirement for extracurricular activities, as per state guidelines

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ALBANY, NY (WROC– New guidelines from the New York State Department of Health will prevent some students, teachers and school staff from participating in sports, extracurricular and other extracurricular activities, based on their recall status.

The guidelines – issued Monday to school districts and local health departments – say anyone aged 12 and over eligible for a booster shot and not yet boosted will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities or extracurriculars if exposed. to someone with COVID.

These new guidelines only affect extracurricular activities and indicate that all fully immunized students who have been exposed can continue to attend school regardless of booster shots. This same rule applies to teachers and school staff.

Authorities say fully vaccinated pupils aged 5 to 11 are not yet eligible for a booster and so this new directive does not prevent this age group from participating in extracurricular activities. According to state guidelines, continuous attendance only applies to participating in classroom activities during school hours and taking the bus to and from school.

The guidelines also say that students, teachers, and staff who come in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID must quarantine for at least five days but are still eligible for Test-to-stay programs continue school activities during normal school hours. Take a look at the tips below:


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