COVID-19 Information

Reporting positive cases to PS87 
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, immediately notify the principal and parent coordinator by emailing mberry@schools.nyc.gov and jstark@ps87.info so it can be reported to the DOE COVID situation room.

Helpful information to include in the email:

  • If your child is symptomatic, please give the date symptoms started.
  • If your child is asymptomatic, give the reason a test was taken.
  • Date test sample was taken.

If your child experiences "Close Contact" (i.e. is exposed to a positive case) in school, the Chancellor's January 2022 letter below provides the most updated protocols.

If your child experiences Close Contact at home or other places outside of school, parents are encouraged to follow the same protocols. Unfortunately the school cannot provide test kits for out-of-school exposures. While at-home tests may be difficult to acquire, rapid testing sites are available. A link to test site locations is found in the January 2022 guidance.

Please also note that the updated protocols around quarantine differ for PreK/3K children versus K-12. PreK/3K must continue to follow the 10-day quarantine, while K-12 can "test to stay". More information is found in the January 2022 guidance.

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January 2022 Updated Covid Safety Measures - At home test kits and close contact protocols

Read the letter from Chancellor Banks on updated COVID safety measures.

Children's Vaccine Information
Children age 5-11 can now receive the Pfizer Covid Vaccine. Please see this Vaccine Family Letter from Christopher Goll, Acting Assistant Commissioner of School Health.

Upload your child's vaccine status
You can update student vaccine status and upload vaccine records. Use the same login as you do for the daily health screening.

Provide consent for COVID-19 testing
Fill out a COVID-19 testing consent form in your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) or download a printable version. Don’t have an NYC Schools Account? Learn how to get started at schools.nyc.gov/NYCSA.

More Information From the DOE
Complete DOE guidance on COVID-19 can be found at the DOE website.