From the Superintendent
West Irondequoit CSD update from Aaron Johnson
January 9, 2021
The Monroe County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) launched two new portals on its website late Friday that support the recently shortened isolation and quarantine periods.
These two portals, one for isolation that includes for both lab and positive home tests, and one for quarantines, must now be used by you directly. If you need a Monroe County COVID-19 release document for either isolation or quarantine, you must now go to the MCDPH website and complete a form (even if a form was completed previously).
These self-reporting portals may be accessed at:
- Request Isolation Order (after testing positive)
- Mandatory Quarantine Request (after close contact/possible exposure)
After completing either form, an electronic order is generated and emailed directly to you. This email will serve as your official release documentation and provide the date when the isolation/quarantine ends. To return to school, this form must be provided to the school nurse, supervising administrator, or program coordinator at the end of the isolation/quarantine period. A copy of the email or a screenshot, including the person's name and release date, also will suffice. The student/staff member must also have no fever, be asymptomatic, and resolved or improving symptoms to return. Note: A negative test result is no longer needed to return.
Students/Staff Who Have Already Received an Isolation or Quarantine Order Because of a Previous Positive Test or Close Contact (Before 1/8/22):
- You will likely NOT receive additional communication from MCDPH.
- Should refer to the original date of your isolation/quarantine and confirm your return to school with your school nurse or administrator.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we process the rapidly changing guidance from the county and state. (UPDATED) We have updated the guidance and document links on the district website. Working together, we'll make sure you have the most up-to-date information in a timely manner to navigate the expectations. Any questions along the way, please contact your building administrator, supervisor, or COVID-19 administrator on special assignment Mr. Chuck Miller.
Aaron R. Johnson, Ed. D
Superintendent of Schools