The Nassau County Department of Health has adopted new guidance supported by the New York State Department of Health. The guidance is as follows:
Fully vaccinated Individuals (students, teachers, staff) who have been exposed to an individual with COVID-19 may continue to attend work or school, regardless of booster status. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after receipt of either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
Individuals not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 should quarantine for at least five (5) days (Day 0 through Day 5) after their last close contact. Monitoring of symptoms should continue for an additional five (5) days.
Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for a minimum of five (5) days, regardless of vaccination status. If symptoms persist, further isolation will be required; otherwise, they may attend work or school after the 5-day isolation. To return to school, provide your isolation order with release date from the Department of Health.