This is an important message from Dr. Rabey.
Recently the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has authorized schools in Erie County to begin utilizing the commonly used Test to Stay (TTS) strategy that limits student quarantines for unvaccinated students. Test to Stay is already in place in many areas of New York State and across the country. This has been implemented to help decrease the number of unvaccinated students placed in a mandatory quarantine after it is determined that they are a close contact to a person that has tested positive for COVID in the school setting.
Our district has been preparing for this opportunity, and expect to be implementing this program next week. We will communicate directly with the families of unvaccinated students who may begin participating in this program on Tuesday, January 18th, with the program officially beginning on Wednesday, January 19th. Your school nurse will advise you of the expectations for the program when and if your child becomes a close contact. A letter detailing the Test to Stay program, along with the consent form can be found on our COVID Landing Page on our District website at www.depewschools.org.
As always, we thank you for your continued support, cooperation and patience, as we navigate through this health crisis together.
Have A Great Weekend and GO BILLS!!!!!!!