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

COVID-19-or-Allergy Symptoms?

It is allergy season again! Please review the following guidance with regard to allergies vs. COVID-19 symptoms.

Per the guidance of the NYS Department of Health and recommendation from the BCSD Medical Director; families with students who have seasonal allergies will need to review the following protocols with regards to allergies and attending school in-person.

Students with active allergy symptoms should remain home while experiencing symptoms and review the guidance below:

If the school DOES NOT have documentation of allergies on file in the health office, and the student develops allergy symptoms, (nasal congestion, cough, sore throat). Please take the following measures:

  1. the student should work with their Primary Care Physician to get allergies under control before returning to school
  2. the student should be COVID-19 tested
  3. the student can return to school with improving symptoms

If the school DOES have documentation of allergies on file, please take the following measures:

  1. the student should work with their Primary Care Physician to get symptoms under control before returning to in-person learning
  2. the student can return to school with improvement of symptoms

 

Please Note:

  • If the district does not have documentation of allergies, we must obtain written documentation from your Primary Care Physician that states either a diagnosis of symptoms or a negative COVID-19 testĀ 
  • Documentation of seasonal allergies can be faxed to the Berlin Middle/High School 518-658-0483 or BerlinĀ Elementary School 518-658-0482
  • Students should not be attending in-person learning with an active runny nose, cough or sore throat

Thank you for your continued support!

Please contact the BCSD COVID Coordinator Michele Corsey RN with any questions mcorsey@berlincentral.org