The Westchester County Department of Health County (WCDOH) has granted approval for the Harrison Central School District to implement a Test to Stay (TTS) program. Effective December 20, 2021, the TTS program permits unvaccinated, asymptomatic students who have been exposed to COVID-19 to remain in school by getting tested each school day during the first seven (7) days of the 10-day quarantine. The TTS protocols are dictated by WCDOH and may be subject to change as new guidance is issued.
Students who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine following exposure and, therefore, do not need to participate in the TTS program.
The District will provide rapid antigen testing (minimally invasive shallow nasal swab) for unvaccinated students whose parents give consent to participate in the TTS program. The TTS program is only for unvaccinated, asymptomatic students who have had close contact with a positive case. If a student becomes symptomatic during the TTS, even with a negative antigen test, they are no longer eligible for TTS and must be excluded from school. Please carefully review the HCSD TTS webpage which provides an overview of the WCDOH program requirements and responsibilities for parents and students.
To provide consent for your child to participate in the TTS program and avoid missing school due to quarantine, please complete this consent form (you will need to complete a separate consent form for each unvaccinated child to participate in the TTS program). Your consent is valid for the 2021-22 school year.
Thank you for your partnership as we work to keep our school community healthy and safe.