COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTER
The purpose of this page will be to provide the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the reopening of school in September. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any specific questions/concerns.
The district has set up a dedicated email address specifically for questions regarding COVID-19. It is: COVIDhotline@brunswickcsd.org
Should you need to report a positive COVID-19 case, please do so at: COVIDreporting@brunswickcsd.org
COVID-19 RESOURCES AND INFORMATION (2021-2022)
11/19/21: State health panel approves keeping school mask mandate in place
Mandatory masks should continue to be used in schools, health care facilities, jails, homeless shelters, buses and other places, a state health panel recommended Thursday morning. Hours later, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that 80% of New Yorkers age 18 and older were fully vaccinated, even though COVID-19 indicators continued to shoot up on Long Island and statewide as the holiday season got underway after Halloween. The state Department of Health’s Public Health and Health Planning Council approved renewing the emergency regulation on face coverings for COVID-19 prevention. State Department of Health officials said the renewed measure should be effective Nov. 24, the date the 90-day emergency mask rule was set to expire. It was unclear Thursday when the regulation would expire next. The initial emergency regulation had been approved by the same panel in July and authorized by the state commissioner of health in August. https://nwsdy.li/3CK7g9P
COVID-19 Public Education Campaign - We Can Do This: Resources for school district leaders, teachers, parent leaders, and school supporters to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence, answer questions, and outline school guidance about COVID-19.
COVID-19 PCR testing is available at all WellNow Urgent Care centers in the Capital District area, with 90% of test results returned within 24 hours. For added convenience, they’ve also temporarily repurposed some of our local centers (Glenville, Cobleskill, Latham, Rotterdam) as testing-only facilities for asymptomatic patients so that individuals who just need peace of mind or proof of a negative result can be tested and on their way within an average 20 minutes.
No appointment or referral is required, and we accept most insurance. Patients can simply walk in or, if preferred, schedule their test at their nearest WellNow center.
COMMUNITY & STATE-WIDE ONLINE RESOURCES
To access CDC & NYS Guidelines/Resources, Public Health Information, and tools to help your child prepare for in-person and/or hybrid learning, please visit our Online Resources & Information Page
To access information regarding the Social-Emotional Impact of COVID-19 and distance learning, and obtain tools to best help support your student, please visit our Social Emotional Resources Page
WHAT TO EXPECT: District Video Resources
The following videos were created by Superintendent Dr. Angelina Maloney to help our students, staff, and families learn more about what they can expect inside our schools this year. Click on the links below to learn more:
The following videos were provided from Questar III to help educate the school community on new protocols and procedures, per state guidance:
PAST PARENT SURVEY
To prepare for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, Brunswick CSD created a School Re-Entry Survey for parents and families. As Brunswick CSD develops plans for reopening schools, community feedback is essential. To view Dr. Maloney's responses to the Parent Survey, please click HERE
STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GUIDANCE
On July 16, 2020 the State Education Department provided guidance regarding the reopening of school buildings in the fall. This document is 145 pages and will help guide districts in developing final plans for reopening, which must be submitted to the state by July 31. During the first week of August, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will decide in what capacity schools may reopen in the fall.