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The Canton Central School District is following the latest guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19. For more information, please review “What Parents/Caregivers Should Know about COVID Mitigation Strategies for the 2022-2023 School Year” (August 2022).
Illness/Positive COVID Test
As with any infectious illness, students and staff who test positive for COVID-19, or who show symptoms, are asked to stay home from school and follow the Centers for Disease Control’s Isolation Guidance
  • Someone who tested positive may return to school after day 5 if they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving
  • People who have tested positive shall wear a mask through day 10.
  • People who have symptoms but do not have a positive test are encouraged to wear a mask until symptoms have improved.
Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin.
COVID-19 Vaccinations
COVID-19 vaccinations are not required to attend school. Children ages 6 months and older are all eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Children older than 5 are eligible for a booster. For more information, visit ny.gov/vaxtoschool.
Any student or staff member may wear a mask while at school to prevent the spread of illness.