New York State will no longer require students to quarantine if they have been exposed to Covid-19 in their classroom, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday.
The superintendents of Huntington and South Huntington districts welcomed the move.
“We are looking forward to a year characterized by a greater sense of normalcy, but also know that we have built considerable capacity over the past several years to adapt in the face of external disruptions,” Huntington Superintendent James Polansky said.
The state also is dropping the test-to-stay rules, which had required students who have been exposed to the disease to have two negative tests in a week to remain in class.
“We’re aligning ourselves with the CDC,” Hochul said. “We’re getting this information out to parents, into schools, and making sure that our children are where they need to be this fall. Because we know there’s no replacement for in-classroom learning, and we’re going to make sure that this year is a very different year.”