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Coronavirus Updates

In an effort to keep our parents and families up-to-date on the latest information about the impact of coronavirus in New York City, we encourage families to please check student folders for the latest handouts and announcements that we send home

. The Department of Education is posting updates on this special website. We will let families know of any important information we receive as soon as possible. Within our school, we continue to encourage children to hand their hands and practice good hygiene.

At this time, the Department of Education continues to emphasize that the risks to the average New Yorker remains low but recommends the following practices:

It is critical that all New Yorkers continue to practice general viral infection prevention measures including:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.

  • Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

  • Do not shake hands. Instead, wave or elbow bump.

  • Monitor your health more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms. 

  • Get your flu shot – it’s never too late.

  • Reduce overcrowding by walking or biking to work, if possible.

  • If the train is too packed, wait for the next one. 

If You Feel Sick

  • Stay home and call your doctor if you have symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat.

  • If you do not feel better in 24-48 hours, contact your doctor.

  • Do not go to school or to work until you have been fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducing drugs like Tylenol or ibuprofen.

  • If you need help getting medical care, call 311. 

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