School District Reopening Plans

(Please note these plans are subject to change)


HWPS COVID-19 Re-Open Task Force Recommendations- 6.18.20


Additional Resources on Reopening


Oregon Osha Respiratory Protection Fact Sheet


Steps to Assess Classroom Ventilation


NYSED Reopening Plans Clarification Memo 8.26.20


NYSED Submission Form During Covid-19 Reopening


NYSED Covid-19 FAQ's 8.5.20


Revised Flammability Standards on Light Transmitting Plastic Sneeze Guards or Separators 7.30.20


NYSED Emergency Regulations re: Flexibility for Pupil Transportation Due to COVID-19 (see p. 5) 7.29.20


School Reopening FAQs- 7.22.20


SED Reopening Guidance


PK-12 Guidelines for In-Person Instruction


Checklist for PK-12 for Reopening


OGS Survey School District Reopening Supplies Needs


Regulatory Flexibility for the Reopening of Schools


Reopening New York: Guidelines for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools


Reopening New York: Checklist for Pre-K to Grade 12 School Reopening Plans


BoR and NYSED's Reopening Institution of Higher Education


Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: The Spirit of New York Schools Reopening Guidance


BoR and NYSED's Regional Task Force Meetings


Risk Reduction Strategies for Reopening Schools


Recap: White House Summit on Safely Reopening America's Schools


US EPA Flushing Guidance 5.6.20


NYSDOH Interim Guidance for Higher Education


NYSDOH Interim Guidance for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


Reopening New York: Checklist for Higher Education


Reopening New York: Higher Education Guidelines


NJ Reopening Plan


Reopening Parent Survey


Reopening Staff Survey 


Maryland's Recovery Plan for Education


NYS Business Reopening Safety Plan Template

PPE Resources


N95 Waiver Signature Form


N95 Waiver Information


US Department of Labor (Mandatory) Information for Employees Using Respirators When Not Required Under the Standard


HPAC Engineering: "Assessing the Role of HVAC Systems in Fighting Covid-19" 8.14.20


ClearSpace Polycarbonate Divider Overview


Plastic Glazing for Sneeze Guards Revision 4: 7.28.20


Polymershapes Protection Solutions


NYSED REVISED Guidance for Sneeze Guards 7.28.20


EPA's NEW Indoor Air and COVID-19 Webpage 7.23.20


Fastpass Contactless/Thermal Camera Visitor Management Solution - Click here for tutorial video


Armoured One Face Shields


Merv 13 VS. Merv 8


ACC Covid Screening Application


NYSSBA Resources: Where to purchase PPE


Schools, Classrooms & Hallway Portable Standing Partitions


Johnstone Air Curtains


Botanical Disinfectant Solution


Antimicrobial PuraShield PPE


Sanuvox UV-C Light Treatment for Commercial & Residential Properties


UV Light and COVID-19


CDC Guidence for Re-opening (please refer to pages 45-48)


List N Tool: identify disinfectant products that meet EPA’s criteria here


ASHRAE Filtration/Disinfection Guidance


A User's Guide to Face Masks


Disinfecting Your Facility If Someone Is Sick 


Germicidal UV-C & Airborne Kill


Camfil Clean Air Solutions Addresses the Corona Pandemic


Additional Resources


NYSSBA Advocacy Alert 8.25.20


Statement from Chancellow Betty A. Rosa, the Board of Regents and Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe: NYSED  7.8.20


Webinar: The Future of School Buildings Hosted by Ecosystem Recording


COVID-19 Update and the Clark County School District's Response


NYS DOH Education Guidance as of 6.8.20


NYS DOH Guidance on Graduation


NYCOSS Advocacy Update 6.1.20


NYS DOH COVID-19 Health Care Workers Webinar


CDC Guidence for Cleaning and Disinfecting Facilities


Fire Code of NYS Hand Sanitizer Code Rules


COVID-19 Testing: Get Tested Here


SAANYS Guidence


CDC Guidence


NYS DOH Guidance


NYSED Guidance


OSHA Guidance


PESH Guidance


NYSED Supporting Students and Families Disconnected from School 5.11.20


Secretary DeVos Announces $3 Billion in Emergency Education Block Grants for Governors


NYS DOH Health Advisory 5.6.20


CDC Reopening America Cleaning and Disinfection 4.28.20


EPA: Healthy Indoor Environments in Schools 4.13.20


NYS Executive Orders (in order) Pertaining to COVID-19 4.23.20


Best Practices for Sizing UV-C Germicidal HVAC Fixtures 4.01.20


NYSED – Office of Professions (School Nurses and Medical Directors)


Face Covering Required for Essential Workers Effective April 15, 2020


NYS OGS Green Cleaning Programs & Guidance


Pesticide Awareness Fact Sheets


COVID-19 Pesticide Safety Page


UV Light and COVID-19


NYSDOH: Protocols for Personnel to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure


NYSCOSS COVID-19 Resource Page


Visual Capitalist: The 7 Best COVID-19 Resources We’ve Discovered So Far


The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

School Construction

In bullet #9 of the April 9 guidance from Empire State Development, it states that school districts are allowed to continue construction projects. However, to the greatest extent possible, local governments should postpone any non-essential projects and only proceed with essential projects when they can implement appropriate social distancing and cleaning/disinfecting protocols. Essential projects should be considered those that have a nexus to health and safety of the building occupants or to support the broader essential services that are required to fulfill the critical operations of government or the emergency response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Guidance from the New York State & Local Retirement System

NYSLRS advises its members who become seriously ill from the COVID-19 virus to file for retirement. This would allow an ongoing pension benefit to such person's beneficiary. Please click here to find the application appropriate for you. Employers can submit completed forms using Retirement Online.

Important Information Regarding Building Inspections

At this time, Building Code Enforcement has been deemed an essential service per Executive Order 202.6, and the NYS Dept. of State has affirmed this requirement. Therefore, the NYSED Office of Facilities Planning does not have authority to waive the requirement for the inspections necessary to maintain Certificates of Occupancy for school buildings required by statute and regulation.

Boiler Inspections

Thank you to NYSIR for informing us that Matthew Sansone, Chief Boiler Inspector New York State, is approving Boiler Certificate Extensions for a period of 90-day increments. If your district needs an extension for a boiler inspection, please email your request to Mathew.Sansone@labor.ny.gov including the name of the location, contact person, phone number and a list of the boilers that are affected, e.g. (NYxxxxxxL) for low -pressure boilers or (NYxxxxxxH) for high-pressure boilers.

Please make every effort to complete inspections, especially for any occupied buildings that are used for food prep/distribution, child care/day care activities or other occupied use. Fire safety inspections will need to be conducted, non-conformance identified, and data entered into the portal. If additional time is needed to correct any non-conformance, the portal may issue a temporary Certificate of Occupancy if allowed. The NYSED Office of Facilities Planning will also work with districts to grant additional time, as needed, to address any non-conformance found during the inspections.

 

SURVEYS:


Take our NYSSFA COVID-19 School Facilities Survey II


NYSSFA COVID-19 School Facilities Survey II Results (updated in real time)


NYSSFA COVID-19 School Facilities Survey I Results
(as of 4.21.20)


SFA Zoom Discussions


April 21 Zoom Meetup Recording


April 23 Zoom Meetup Recording


April 28 Zoom Meetup Recording
 


April 30 Zoom Meetup Recording


May 5 Zoom Meetup Recording


May 7 Zoom Meetup Recording


May 12 Zoom Meetup Recording


May 14 Zoom Meetup Recording


May 19 Zoom Meetup Recording


May 21 Zoom Meetup Recording


May 28 Zoom Meetup Recording


June 18 Zoom Meetup Recording


June 25 Zoom Meetup Recording


July 8 Zoom Meetup Recording 


July 23 Zoom Meetup Recording


July 30 Zoom Meetup Recording


August 4 Zoom Meetup Recording


August 20 Zoom Meetup Recording


August 27 Zoom Meetup Recording


September 3 Zoom Meetup Recording

BOCES Districts

Capital Region BOCES
Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES
Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington BOCES (Champlain Valley Educational Services)
Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES
Dutchess BOCES
Erie 1 BOCES
Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES
Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES
Genesee-Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES (Genesee Valley Educational Partnership)
Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES
Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES
Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES
Madison-Oneida BOCES
Monroe 1 BOCES
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
Nassau BOCES
Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES
Ontario-Seneca-Yates-Cayuga-Wayne (Wayne-Finger Lakes) BOCES
Orange-Ulster BOCES
Orleans-Niagara BOCES
Oswego County BOCES (Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation – CiTi)
Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES
Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES
Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES (Questar III)
Rockland BOCES
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Schuyler-Steuben-Chemung-Tioga-Allegany (Greater Southern Tier) BOCES
Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Western Suffolk BOCES
Sullivan County BOCES
Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES
Ulster BOCES
Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES
Southern Westchester BOCES

 

County Health Departments

Albany County
Allegany County
Bronx
Broome County
Cattaraugus County
Cayuga County
Chautauqua County
Chemung County
Chenango County
Clinton County
Columbia County
Cortland County
Delaware County
Dutchess County
Erie County
Essex County
Franklin County
Fulton County
Genesee County
Greene County
Hamilton County
Herkimer County
Jefferson County
Kings
Lewis County
Livingston County
Madison County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Nassau County
New York City
Niagara County
Oneida County
Onondaga County
Ontario County
Orange County
Orleans County
Oswego County
Otsego County
Putnam County
Queens
Rensselaer County
Richmond
Rockland County
Saratoga County
Schenectady County
Schoharie County
Schuyler County
Seneca County
St. Lawrence County
Steuben County
Suffolk County
Sullivan County
Tioga County
Tompkins County
Ulster County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Westchester County
Wyoming County
Yates County