Update on Guidance for Contact Tracing & Quarantine
Update as of January 24, 2022
UPDATE ON GUIDANCE FOR CONTACT TRACING & QUARANTINE
The District learned late last week that the Fulton County Health Department updated their COVID-19 guidance regarding contact tracing, and quarantine protocol. Therefore, they are now in alignment with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the New York State Department of Health guidance. Specifically:
- Fulton County Health Department has discontinued the requirement for schools to contact trace, and has shifted the focus to case investigation of positive cases of COVID-19. Beginning immediately, the GJSD will discontinue contact tracing.
- The Greater Johnstown School District will also continue to provide expanded, onsite diagnostic testing services for GJSD staff and students, and will also continue to investigate COVID-19 positive cases occurring within the school setting.
- Please be sure to review ParentSquare communications regarding COVID-19 testing availability whenever they are sent.
Please utilize the following resources in the event that you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have tested positive for COVID-19. Please continue to seek advice from your primary healthcare provider in the event you are experiencing potential symptoms of COVID-19.
County health departments have established websites containing information on isolation and quarantine, and for self-reporting. Also, attestation forms* (formal declaration) for isolation and quarantine are available on these websites to complete and submit to the health department and to provide to your employer, if required.
Please see the New York State Department of Health website for additional information on COVID-19.
*For GJSD students who test positive, an isolation attestation form needs to be submitted to our school nurse team at COVIDassistance@johnstownschools.org and your building principal must be notified.
For specific questions regarding your student(s) who have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact our school nurse team at COVIDassistance@johnstownschools.org.
For all other inquiries, please contact your local health department.