As State University of New York students prepare to travel home for Thanksgiving and remote learning for the remainder of
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to target Covid spikes through geographic zones calls for hotspots to be divided into three categories:
Winter high school sports deemed low- and moderate-impact have officially been approved by New York State, with practices set to begin on Monday, November 30. With the Covid-19 pandemic still raging and infections once again on the rise, however, local school districts are still grappling with how safely to re-introduce sports within the context of their cohort-led hybrid educational models. Can it be done?
School districts in the region have been following slightly different approaches to hybrid learning, staggering different cohorts over different days, and figuring out what works best for their students, teachers and community while following guidelines recommended by the New York State Education Department and Ulster County Department of Health.
Some districts have erred on the side of caution, temporarily pausing hybrid in-person learning based on a determined positive and quarantining students or faculty when they show symptoms, even if they have yet to receive a positive diagnosis.
“School can be stressful in general,” says one student. “Now with everything in a totally different format and it being new to everyone, I am on edge all the time.”
Diagnostic interviewing is a key component of athletic training. That experience makes Allison Lindsay and Bryan Lurie, athletic trainers in the Department of Athletics, Wellness & Recreation a natural fit for Covid-19 contact tracing, which similarly involves asking questions, consistent follow-ups, monitoring symptoms, creating documentation, and protecting confidentiality. Both processes also require professionals who can establish trust in situations when anxieties are running high.
Two employees at SUNY New Paltz have tested positive for Covid-19, according to data posted to an online university dashboard. Those
The schoolbuses can go back to the bay; New Paltz students did not return to school today as had been
While the Saugerties and Onteora school districts recently welcomed students back into the classroom in hybrid educational models, the Kingston and New Paltz districts were inching closer to putting their own plans into action. Each district is finding it has its own set of unique challenges. Though all are developing safety and cleaning protocols based on Covid-19 state guidance, they are finding no one-size-fits-all solution.