Health & Safety

Schools will be open, as scheduled, beginning January 3 for all students. We are putting additional health and safety measures in place to ensure students and staff are safe and that our schools can continue to be open.

All New York City students and staff members are strongly encouraged to get tested prior to January 3rd. Sites with rapid tests can be found at:, or call 311 to find a testing site near you. 

Beginning January 3, schools will distribute free, take-home COVID-19 rapid test kits to any students or staff who exhibit COVID-like symptoms or have been in a classroom where a positive case has been identified. Anyone who tests positive on a take-home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. All students, staff and visitors must pass the DOE health screener in order to enter school buildings.

For the most up-to-date information, however, we recommend that you download the 2021 Homecoming Guide and bookmark both the Department of Education's Safe and Healthy Learning for All and Health and Safety in Our Schools.