Schools & Day Care

**On May 1, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York schools will be closed through the rest of the academic year.**

For information on specific schools, please choose your school district from the list below.

Colleges and universities have moved their classes online. Please contact your school for further details. These links may be helpful:

School Resources:

Guidance for Day Cares

We recommend:

  • Reducing attendance to 50% of students to encourage social distancing within the classrooms.
  • Give priority to families who are first responders and health care workers.
  • Take the temperature of all children and staff with a no-touch thermometer before entering the building. No one is permitted with a fever.
  • Implement curbside pickup where parents do not enter the building to pick up or drop off their children.
  • Wash hands frequently. Encourage hand washing by children and staff through education, scheduled time for handwashing, and the provision of adequate supplies.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and toys daily with appropriate disinfectants.
  • Separate children who become sick throughout the day from others until they can go home. Parents must pick up sick children immediately. When feasible, identify a “sick room” through which others do not regularly pass.
  • According to the latest guidance from the New York State Education Department, when a student or staff member who attended school prior to being confirmed as a COVID-19 case, New York State Department of Health requires an initial 24-hour closure in order to disinfect the building and begin an investigation to determine the contacts that the individual may have had within the school environment.

See Project Resilience for additional daycare resources