COVID Related Updates and OCDOH Vaccination Information

Good Afternoon and Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break and joyous Easter! The beautiful blue skies and sunshine have certainly contributed to positivity and hope...

I am reaching out this afternoon to share a few COVID related updates:

Still Awaiting Updated Guidance Regarding Reopening
  • As I shared with you before Spring Break, the CDC issued its revised guidance on March 19.  Since then, SED and NYSDOH have responded to inquiries by stating that they are conducting a comprehensive review of the CDC action.  While New York State has not released any updated guidance surrounding a shift from 6 feet to 3 feet social distancing in the school setting, we continue to receive assurance that updated information will be released in the near future.
Updated Guidance for Sports and Recreation
  • On Thursday, March 25th, the New York State Department of Health released updated guidance for sports and recreation when it comes to spectator capacity limits. The new guidance states: "Responsible Parties must limit spectators to no more than two spectators per player or the State’s social gathering limit, which is 100 or fewer people in indoor non-residential settings and 200 or fewer people in outdoor non-residential settings, as of March 22, 2021. Responsible Parties may determine which spectator limit – two per player or the social gathering limit – facilitates compliance with health and safety protocols for their specific sports and recreation event. 
  • Lorri Campbell, HCS Athletic Director, is working with coaches and related staff to modify district provisions for spectators which will permit maximum number of spectators, while still in compliance with health and safety protocols.
Updated Guidance on Quarantine for Travel and Exposure
  • TRAVEL: No quarantine is require for asymptomatic individuals who engage in domestic travel (including US territories) as of April 1, 2021 (regardless of when you returned to NYS).
    • Quarantine is required for international travel.
    • Quarantine is required if individual becomes symptomatic.
    • New York State requires all travelers to non-contiguous states to complete the travel form.
  • Exposure: No quarantine is required following exposure to positive person if asymptomatic and fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within prior 3 months. 
    • If exposed and symptomatic, quarantine is required regardless of vaccination/recovery status
April 8th Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic!
  • Date: April 08, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Location: Ontario County Highway Office, 2930 County Road 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424
  • Event Type: Point of Dispensing: Drive Thru
  • Registration Deadline: April 08, 2021
  • Registration Link: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=BF3CF7EF3B3F0798E0530A6C7C16E5A3
  • Fee: $0
  • Phone: 585-396-4556
  • Who May Attend: Individuals aged 30 and over, Health Care Providers; First Responders; Essential Workers; Individuals 30 years of age or older; Individuals 18 years of age and older--with underlying Health Conditions; See the NYSDOH eligibility list: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
  • Notes: Upon registration be sure to read all the "Public Notes" for important information! This vaccine clinic is expected to fill very fast!
NYS Education Department Seeks Feedback on Parent Dashboard
The New York State Education Department is gathering feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide enhancements to its Parent Dashboard. Please complete this 5-minute survey and help make the Parent Dashboard as useful as possible: https://surveyhero.com/c/b438754c

On behalf of the Honeoye Central School District, many thanks to our community for the ongoing support and partnership in advocacy for all HCS students. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns about the information included in this communication, or otherwise.

Warmest regards,
E. Bridget Ashton

Elizabeth Bridget Ashton
Superintendent, Honeoye Central School District
8528 Main Street
Honeoye, New York 14471
bridget.ashton@honeoye.org
On Twitter: @EBridgetAshton