2021-22 School Coronavirus Resources

The Latest News and Messages from BOCES 2 on COVID-19

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change, BOCES 2 will post frequent updates, useful news items and official county, state and federal links on this page.

Jan. 13 Update: Isolation and Quarantine Tables

Quarantine is for people who have been exposed, but have no symptoms. Isolation is for people who have tested positive or who have symptoms. Click here for details on what you should do.

Jan. 10 Update: Indoor Masking

BOCES has stressed the importance of masking from the start of the pandemic. As we are reaching the peak stages of Omicron, the CDC has recently revised its masking recommendations which are endorsed by the Monroe County Department of Public Health. We encourage our educational community to follow these updated CDC recommendations: Improve How Your Mask Protects You | CDC which includes the following advice:
  • Masks should fit snuggly against the face including the nose, mouth and chin. There should be no air gaps.
  • KN95 masks are encouraged because of their snug fit and multiple layers of protection.
  • If wearing a cloth mask, use a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric OR wear a disposable mask underneath a cloth mask.
  • DO NOT combine two disposable masks.
  • DO NOT combine a KN95 mask with any other type of mask.
It is recommended that KN95 masks be worn for 3-5 days before they should be disposed of. Please note that KN95 masks are not required; they are an option.

Questions on COVID-19?

Contact the BOCES 2 COVID Coordinator
[email protected]

Need testing for COVID? Find a test site near you: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

Nervous About Back to School? Emotional Support is Available

As children, parents, caregivers, faculty and staff prepare for a new school year, help is available for ALL New York residents through NY Project Hope. Call the statewide Emotional Support Helpline at 1-844-863-9314 any day from 8 am-10 pm to talk with trained crisis counselors who provide a listening ear, as well as information and referrals to community resources. The calls are free, confidential and anonymous. Visit the NY Project Hope website to find coping tips and relaxation strategies. Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more supportive information. Read More Here: Final Parent School Year Article NYPH 8.21 .pdf