Daily Health Screenings Information
Attached is a letter from the Chancellor dated September 21, 2020. The letter includes information about daily health screening before entering a school building. It also includes information about getting tested for COVID 19, as well as, staying informed about positive cases in the school community. In addition, translation of the letter is available on schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies
Below is an excerpt of How to Complete Daily Health Screenings for Your Child.
How to Complete Daily Health Screenings for Your Child?
As always, the health and safety of our students, families, and school staff remain our top priority. We have
spent months preparing for the safe reopening of our schools; we know they are like home for so many of us
and provide the social-emotional support and learning our children need.
We all have a part to play in keeping our school communities safe. We are asking you to do your part by
making sure your children have completed their health screenings (including temperature checks) before they
enter school buildings. We encourage you to use our Online Health Screening Tool each day that your child
is scheduled to attend in-person learning.
- You can find the online health screening at health-screening.schools.nyc. When you do the screening at
home, you or your child just need to provide the results of the screening either by showing the email on
a smartphone or a printout of the results before entering the school building. All students will receive an
oral thermometer in their first week of in-person instruction in case they need one to check their
- If you or your child is not able to pre-screen using the online tool, you may use the Paper Health
Screening Questionnaire and have your child bring the completed form to school and show it upon
entry. Your school will provide you with printed copies so you can complete the questionnaire at home.
- If you or your child forgets or is unable to pre-screen, someone will be available at your school's
entrance to assist your child in completing the form and checking your child’s temperature.
- In order to keep everyone healthy and slow the spread of COVID-19, students will not be able to attend
in-person classes if they have:
- Experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever of 100.0 degrees F or greater, a new
cough, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath within the past 10 days;
- Received a positive result from a COVID-19 test that tested saliva or used a nose or throat swab
(not a blood test) in the past 10 days;
- Been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) with anyone who tested positive for
COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; or
- Traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19
per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days.
As always, please keep your child home if they are sick.