What to do if my child is sick or needs testing

  • If a student or staff member has the sniffles or a fever, what should I do?  If my child needs a COVID test to return to school, what test do I get?  The District has some suggestions for you!

    As the science surrounding COVID-19 is ever-evolving, it is expected that recommendations for assessing one’s own health will change, as will the recommendation for the specific types of COVID-19 tests that will be accepted for use in schools.  Here, there is good news as a wider array of tests are now accepted by the NYSDOH.  You may want to ask your pediatrician if they are able to offer the required tests.  Additionally,  a list of testing sites can be found on the WCDOH health website. You can also call the NYS COVID-19 hotline at (888) 364-3065 for assistance locating a testing site.  

    Each family is encouraged to review this document, that was developed by the IUFSD Nurses and Medical Director, to inform the important decisions that have to be made daily to provide for healthy school environments.  As with all medical situations, families and staff members are encouraged to always err on the side of caution and consult with your own medical care providers.