FAQ

Can you come to campus today?

You must respond no to the following questions:

  • Does your child currently have (or have had in the last 10 days) one or more of these new or worsening symptoms: temperature above 100 degrees F, feeling feverish or chills, cough, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, sore throat, shortness of breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, body aches, headaches, nasal congestion, or runny nose? 
  • In the past 14 days has your child traveled internationally to a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 related travel health notice; or traveled to a state or territory on the NYS travel advisory list; or been designated a contact of a person who tested positive by a local health department? 
  • In the past 10 days has your child been tested for the virus that causes COVID-19? 
  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, has your child met the criteria to return to campus?

Can I return to campus now that I have been out? 

There are various pathways you could return to school based on your situation. Please contact us at health@middlewayschool.org for guidance relating to your specific situation. Below you will find general guidelines:

  • If your healthcare provider recommends a COVID-19 diagnostic test, please stay home until you receive the results.
    • If the test is positive you must remain in isolation until the local health department releases you, typically after 14 days, with improvement in symptoms, and fever free without medication for at least 72 hours.
    • If the test is negative you can return when your symptoms are improving and you are fever free for at least 24 hours. You will need a doctor’s note confirming the negative test. 
  • If your healthcare provider gives you an alternative diagnosis:
    • You must have a note from your doctor explaining the diagnosis and can return when you meet the guidelines for that diagnosis.
  • If you are recommended to get a COVID-19 diagnostic test and do not get one OR are not given a confirmed alternative diagnosis OR do not visit your healthcare provider:
    • You can return to campus once you have been in isolation and the local health department releases you, typically after 14 days, with improvement in symptoms, and fever free without medication for at least 72 hours.