South Orangetown Central School District

COVID-19 Reporting

Timely reporting of COVID-19 cases will continue to be an important component of our District’s ability to reduce transmission risk.

Parents/guardians should keep children home if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including fever of 100.0 or higher, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion/runny nose, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

Please note that students and staff who present with COVID-19 symptoms during the school day will be isolated and sent home within 30 minutes.

  • Those presenting with symptoms will be required to mask before entering the school health office.
  • Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin.
  • Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for five days at home. Those with symptoms may resume attending school after the five days if:
    • They are fever free without fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours and their symptoms are improving; and,
    • They wear a mask through day 10 (day 1 is the first full day following symptom onset)
  • A negative COVID test must be provided to the district before the individual returns to school or they must remain out for the five-day isolation period.

Questions? Please view the New York State Department of Health/New York State Education Department’s 2022-23 Frequently Asked Questions related to COVID-19.

Student Reporting Procedure

If your child has received a positive COVID-19 test result: parents/guardian must report by sending an email to

Please provide the following information when reporting:

  • Full name of student who has tested positive
  • Student date of birth
  • Student school and grade
  • Date COVID-19 test was taken
  • Date of symptom onset (if experiencing symptoms)

Staff Reporting Procedure

If you have received a positive COVID-19 test result, send an email to Director of Staff Relations Joseph Lloyd, Ph.D. ( and your supervisor immediately.