CDC Guidance

  • Lansing Central School District will follow state and local health department guidelines when managing COVID 19 in schools. The strategies for everyday operation will follow the CDC, NYSED and NYSDOH Guidance.


    • Stay Home When Sick/Personal Responsibility

      • The CDC continues to recommend that people stay home when sick. Any student or staff member who has symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home.

      • Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin. Those who are at risk for getting very sick with COVID-19 who test positive should consult with a healthcare provider right away for possible treatment, even if their symptoms are mild.

      • If an individual tests positive for COVID-19 and does not have a regular health care provider, evaluation for treatment can be obtained by either calling 1-888-TREAT-NY or visiting the NYS COVID-19 ExpressCare Therapeutics Access Website. 

      • People who are symptomatic and awaiting COVID-19 test results or have tested positive for COVID-19 should follow CDC’s Isolation Guidance. Isolation

      • People who have tested positive or are awaiting COVID-19 test results should remain home and follow the CDC’s Isolation Guidance. The isolation period may vary based COVID-19 symptoms. 

      • If someone who tested positive has no symptoms, isolation may end after day 5. If someone has symptoms, isolation may end after day 5 if they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving.

      • People should wear a mask through day 10 after ending isolation when they are feeling better (fever-free for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication and symptoms improving). 

    • Ventilation

      • Optimize ventilation

    • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

      • Frequent hand washing and sanitizer use when hand washing not an option

      • Cover a Cough

      • Masks and sanitizer are available at building entrances, in all classrooms, and sanitizing stations are available at all athletic events

    • Cleaning and Disinfection

      • Focus on frequently touched surfaces

    • Encourage Staying up to Date on Vaccines

      • Staying up to date with routine vaccinations is essential to prevent illness from many different infections. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect eligible people from getting severely ill with COVID-19. 


    In addition to basic health and hygiene practices, like handwashing, CDC recommends some prevention actions at all COVID-19 Community Levels, which include: