The Fayetteville-Manlius School District continues to monitor all guidance from local, state and federal agencies regarding COVID-19. The following information reflects the protocols for the 2023-24 school year.
Masks and Social Distancing
Universal masking is not required at this time. This includes indoors and while students are traveling on school district transportation. All students and staff members should wear a well-fitting mask through day 10 of a positive COVID-19 case. Students or staff members may wear a mask while at school to prevent the spread of illness.
Families with individual concerns regarding medically fragile or complex situations are encouraged to contact their building principal and or school nurse to discuss their concerns on an individual basis.
Isolation and Quarantine Protocols
- Regardless of vaccination status, if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 they must isolate for a full five days. They may return to school after day five if they are asymptomatic or if they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are resolving. For days 6-10 following a positive test, they are required to wear a mask in school, including on district transportation.
- If a student or staff member has been exposed to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status it is highly recommended they wear a mask for a full 10 days following that exposure.
- If a student or staff member has been exposed to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highly recommends wearing a mask for a full 10 days following that exposure. State and local health officials continue to recommend testing for COVID-19 following a possible exposure.
- Regardless of vaccination status, students and staff who are sick or suspect they may have COVID-19, should isolate themselves from others until they receive test results.
Return to School After Illness
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches,
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Nasal congestion or runny nose
Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin. Parents and guardians who wish to request a free COVID-19 at-home test kit should contact the main office of their child’s school to arrange for pickup during normal business hours.
Weekly COVID-19 Reporting
Effective Aug. 22, 2022, the district is no longer required to share a weekly number of positive COVID-19 cases on the website. Anyone interested in earlier data may view and download data by county or region here. The interactive dashboards include cases and ED visits by county, and hospital data by region. If a positive case impacts school operations, the greater school community will be notified via ParentSquare and information will be shared in the news section of the website.