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NYS makes update to COVID-19 guidelines in childcare settings

Updated: June 02, 2022 10:32 AM
Created: May 31, 2022 11:26 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) - New York state has updated its COVID-19 guidelines for child care settings.

The most important part for most parents is the update on quarantine rules.

Adults who are boosted, have had COVID in the last 90 days, and unvaccinated children who go to school and child care should wear a mask for 10 days or whenever possible. That's if they've had close contact with someone who's tested positive. 

If the person hasn't been fully vaccinated, they can now go back to child care after 5 days, and a mask should be worn for children over the age of 2 for 6 to10 days. 

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services provided this statement Thursday:

“The quarantine period is now five days for anyone in a child care setting (regardless of age) who is not vaccinated and is exposed to COVID-19. These individuals may now return to child care after a five-day quarantine, instead of the prior 10 days. The guidance recommends that those unvaccinated individuals who return to the child care setting after the shortened five-day period should continue to quarantine outside of daycare for days 6-10 if they cannot tolerate wearing a mask while in the community. This recommendation comes from the state Department of Health guidance. Vaccinated individuals can continue to return immediately to child care as long as they’re not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.”

The full update can be found below.

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