PROTOCOLS FROM DIOCESE for when a student is ill.
From NYS http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/reopening-schools/nys-p12-school-reopening-guidance.pdf
Return to School after Illness:
Schools must follow CDC guidance for allowing a student or staff member to return to school after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
If a person is not diagnosed by a healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant) with COVID-19 they can return to school:
• Once there is no fever, without the use of fever reducing medicines, and they have felt well for 24 hours;
• If they have been diagnosed with another condition and has a healthcare provider written note stating they are clear to return to school.
If a person is diagnosed with COVID-19 by a healthcare provider based on a test or their symptoms or does not get a COVID-19 test but has had symptoms, they should not be at school and should stay at home until:
• It has been at least ten days since the individual first had symptoms;
• It has been at least three days since the individual has had a fever (without using fever reducing medicine); and
• It has been at least three days since the individual’s symptoms improved, including cough and shortness of breath.
FROM DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN: Schools in consultation with the local health department(s), about the requirements for determining when individuals, particularly students, who screened positive for COVID-19 symptoms can return to the in-person learning environment. This returning to learning requires a written note of medical clearance from a licensed NYS health care provider, proof of a negative COVID-19 testing after having no fever for three days, and symptom resolution, or if COVID-19 positive, medical release from isolation.
The CDC provides specific guidance for individuals who are on home isolation regarding when the isolation may end.
(Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 Not in Healthcare Settings.)