MONITOR MY HEALTH DAILY AND HONESTLY REPORT SYMPTOMS to the administration if I or anyone in my household is experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
- fever greater than or equal to 100°
- feels feverish or has chills
- a cough
- shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- fatigue or feeling of tiredness
- muscle pain or body aches, headaches
- loss of taste or smell
- sore throat, nasal congestion or runny nose
- nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
ISOLATE AND SELF-QUARANTINE for the prescribed period of time or as directed or instructed by the School before returning to school or after exposure to someone who is ill with an infectious disease or has tested positive for COVID-19.
MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING WHEN APPROPRIATE in all settings, both on- and off-campus.
WEAR AN APPROPRIATE FACE COVERING over my mouth and nose when indoors, in public spaces, and in any other setting where it is difficult to maintain physical distancing, both on- and off-campus.
WASH MY HANDS FREQUENTLY with soap and water (or hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available), and contribute to the cleaning of surfaces as requested.
CAREFULLY OBSERVE AND FOLLOW campus and building instructional signs and directions as well as appropriate interactions only within one’s grade when directed.
NOT CONGREGATE IN THE HMS SCHOOL PARKING LOT.
PARTICIPATE IN COVID-19 TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING if requested to preserve the wellness of the HMS community.
BE POSITIVE AND GRACIOUS when others provide safety reminders and suggestions.
BE ATTENTIVE AND HELPFUL to anyone around who may be in need of support.
BE UNDERSTANDING that the rules are implemented for a reason, and will treat others as I would want to be treated in the event that someone within the community tests positive for COVID-19.
COMMUNICATE known or potential exposures to COVID-19 to the Nursing staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Nurses Office at (845) 687-4855 within 24 hours.
AVOID UNNECESSARY TRAVEL and use of mass transportation. If I or anyone in my household has traveled to a NON-CONTIGUOUS state I must follow the latest travel guidance from NYS (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory#restricted-states). I will notify the HMS Nurses office immediately so they are aware of the potential risk and to receive instructions regarding how long I need to quarantine for and whether I must receive a negative COVID-19 test before I can return to campus.
FINAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COVID RISK & OF INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY
I acknowledge that HMS has implemented reasonable prevention protocols, policies, and procedures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at school. Nonetheless, I know that despite all reasonable efforts by HMS, the health and safety risks posed by COVID-19 cannot be completely eliminated and I may be exposed to and contract COVID-19 and other infections. Likewise, I understand that I may expose the HMS community to COVID-19 or other infections if I am not careful in my daily activities and responsible in my interactions with others. Therefore, in order to reduce the risks of contracting or spreading the virus, I agree to adhere to the protocols outlined in this document. I understand that non-compliance with the protocols outlined in this community compact may impact my child’s ability to participate in on-campus learning.