Hochul: For Students Around Covid Postive Students, No Need To Isolate

August 22, 2022

Today, Governor Hochul announced updated COVID-19 guidance that aligns with new CDC recommendations as children, teachers and faculty across the state prepare to head back to school in the coming weeks. Among other recommendations, this new guidance specifies that asymptomatic school children exposed to COVID-19 no longer need to quarantine and that isolation is now only advised for individuals that have tested positive for the virus. “As we continue to monitor the current numbers, I encourage all New Yorkers to keep using the tools we know that work to protect against COVID-19,” Governor Hochul said. “Please get vaccinated or boosted when you’re eligible or if you haven’t already. Test if you have symptoms, and if you’re positive stay home and talk to you doctor at treatment. By remaining vigilant and responsible, New Yorkers will continue to work together to beat this virus.”