Questions & Answers

Decision-Making Process on Handling Covid-19 Scenarios

Deciding how to handle various Covid situations is complex. The NYS Department of Health has provided detailed flowcharts of the decision-making process. They are very informative and can be found here. 


Here is a link to a FAQ document on the New York State Education Department Page that may be helpful.

Town Hall Forums

Videos of the three Ulster BOCES Town Hall Meetings held on August 19 can also be viewed below.

Other available resources:

NYSED Reopening Guidance.pdf  

NYS DOH Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools Reopening Guidance.pdf

COVID-19: Quarantine vs. Isolation

QUARANTINE keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others. If you had close contact with a person who has COVID-19

  • Stay home until 14 days after your last contact.
  • Check your temperature twice a day and watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • If possible, stay away from people who are at higher-risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.

ISOLATION keeps someone who is sick or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms away from others, even in their own home. If you are sick and think or know you have COVID-19:

  • Stay home until after
  •  At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and 
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Symptoms have improved
  • If you tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms
  • Stay home until after
  • 10 days have passed since your positive test
  • If you live with others, stay in a specific “sick room” or area and away from other people or animals, including pets. Use a separate bathroom, if available.

Ulster BOCES Town Hall Meeting - Morning

Ulster BOCES Town Hall Meeting - Afternoon

Ulster BOCES Town Hall Meeting - Evening