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Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School 
Health Office

2384 Route 34B -- Aurora, NY 13026 
Phone: 315.364.7111 x1440 -- Fax: 315.364.8207
  



Welcome to Southern Cayuga Jr/Sr High School's Health Office website. On the right-hand column, there are a number of helpful links to Health related documents for students including necessary sport physical forms. 
 
Ms. Anne Reynolds, RN, BSN
Jr/Sr HS Nurse

Phone: 315-364-7111 X1440
Fax: 315-364-8207
Email: 
reynoldsanne@southerncayuga.org
 
March 11, 2021
 

Health Office Update from Anne Reynolds, RN (Jr/Sr HS Nurse)

With the increased number of people getting the vaccine, there is a danger of letting our guard down too soon. While in school, our students have been amazing as they’ve adhered to our mask and social distancing policies. We need to remain vigilant while out and about in the community as well. I have been getting questions lately about travel guidelines and about vaccines, etc.

Here is the latest travel guidance from NYS (3/11/21)...

  • All travelers entering New York from a state that is not a contiguous state who have been outside of New York for more than 24 hours must:

  • Complete the NYS Traveler Health Form.
     
  • Obtain a COVID-19 test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
  • Upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.

  • Obtain another COVID-19 test on day 4 of their quarantine.
  • If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test. Travelers who do not obtain a test prior to arrival in New York and/or on the 4th day in New York, must quarantine for 10 days.

  • Starting April 1, 2021 domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another U.S. State or U.S. Territory  While no longer required, the NYS Department of Health still recommends quarantine after domestic travel as an added precaution. Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for international travelers.
  • All travelers now and after April 1 are required to complete the NYS Traveler Health Form upon return to New York State.  

  • Travelers are encouraged to carry proof of vaccination or positive test results with them as they travel.

Vaccines are becoming more widely available...
It is highly recommended that if you are eligible to receive a vaccine, you should get one. The differences between the now three different types (Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson) are negligible. You should get whichever is offered to you. It is very important to remember that, even with the vaccine, you need to continue to practice the habits that have been drilled into us for the past year: Social distancing, wearing masks, staying home when sick, washing hands frequently. Vaccines protect you from becoming very ill with COVID- 19, but they do not protect you 100% from getting or spreading the virus.

Here is additional information from the CDC regarding vaccines… When you have been fully vaccinated/CDC. If you have questions about the vaccine itself and whether you should get it, you can ask your medical provider or pharmacist. There are a few ways to obtain the vaccine and to find more information:

  • Keep an eye on the Cayuga County Health Department website for clinics. Cayuga County COVID-19 vaccine clinics

  • Watch the New York State DOH website for the most current information NYS Dept of Health.

  • Most city, town, and village offices are now organizing waiting lists of people needing the vaccine as well. Contact your local offices to see if you are eligible.

Testing still remains important as well. We will continue to do random asymptomatic testing of students and staff in the school. We will periodically be testing our student athletes as well, especially those who play on teams that travel to other school districts. This is an essential part of our plan to get students back in school and to continue to expand our sports program. If we find a positive case, we will be able to quickly isolate it and avoid having to quarantine an entire team or classroom. If your child is tested in school, we will notify you in writing and provide a copy of the test results. If you have a strong opposition to having your please contact me via reynoldsanne@southerncayuga.org to discuss.

Please be well, be safe and take care of each other.

 
 
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Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026