Reopening Our Schools

To find the latest information about school reopening, please use the links below. Berlin CSD's top priorities are the health and safety of our students and staff and the academic and social emotional needs of our students.

Reopening Plan | Resources | Reopening Task Force | NYSED Guidelines | BCSD School-Based COVID-19 Testing Information and FAQ

Berlin Central School DistrictThe Berlin CSD would like to issue a clarification regarding recent updates to CDC guidance eliminating quarantine or travel requirements for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The NYS Department of Health has yet to adopt these changes – as a result, existing NYDOH guidelines continue to be in place, with no exceptions for those who have been fully vaccinated and are exposed to someone suspected or confirmed of COVID-19. BCSD is following these developments closely and is committed to keeping our community up-to-date on all the latest changes.

For current NYS Department of Health guidelines on quarantines, click here. For a primer on the existing NYS travel advisory, please see the following:

According to the most recent guidance from the state, all travelers entering New York from a noncontiguous state (or from a CDC Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice country), shall quarantine for a period of 10 days (but must continue monitoring for symptoms through day 14, and if any develop, immediately self-isolate and contact the local health department or healthcare provider to report this change and determine if they should seek testing), consistent with Department of Health regulations, unless:

  • Travelers who traveled outside of New York for more than 24 hours must obtain a test within 3 days of departure, prior to arrival in New York State.
  • Upon arrival in New York, the traveler must quarantine according to Department of Health guidelines, for a minimum of three days, measured from the time of arrival.
  • On day four, the traveler may seek a diagnostic test, and can exit the quarantine upon receipt of the second negative test result.

Contiguous states are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. Travelers from these states are not subject to this guidance but must continue to fill out the traveler health form.

Travelers who leave New York State for less than 24 hours do not need to obtain a diagnostic test before departing and do not need to quarantine upon return. However, such travelers must fill out the traveler health form upon entry and must obtain a diagnostic test on the fourth day after arrival in New York.