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COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Procedures

COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing 

In the event that large scale testing is required at the school, PJUFSD will work with the Suffolk County Department of Health and our local hospitals (Mather, St. Charles, and Stony Brook University) to provide such testing. 

Contact tracing is a public health function performed by the Suffolk County Health Departments to trace all persons who had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19. PJUFSD will immediately notify the state and local health departments upon being informed of a positive COVID-19 test result.  Our schools will cooperate with state and local health department contact tracing. In order to assist public health departments our schools will: 

  • Keep accurate attendance records of students and staff members in the building and on buses. 
  • Ensure student schedules are up to date. 
  • Keep a log of any visitors which includes date, time and where in the school they visited.
  • Assist the local health departments in tracing all contacts of the individual at school in accordance with their requirements.

Confidentiality will be maintained as required by federal and state laws and regulations. School staff will not try to determine who is to be excluded from school, based on contact, without guidance and direction from the local department of health. All questions and determinations of such will be made by Suffolk County Department of Health.  Parents, students, or staff that have questions regarding potential exposure or tracing should contact the local health department.