• Norwood-Norfolk CSD is following the latest guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19. For more information, please review “What Parents/Caregivers Should Know about COVID Mitigation Strategies for the 2022-2023 School Year” (August 2022).  

    Illness/positive COVID test

    As with any infectious illness, students and staff who test positive for COVID-19, or who show symptoms, are asked to stay home from school and follow the Centers for Disease Control’s Isolation Guidance.  

    • Someone who tested positive and has no symptoms may return to school after day 5. 

    • Someone who is sick (has symptoms) may return to school after day 5 if they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving.

    People who have been sick, or tested positive, should wear a mask through day 10. 


    Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin. 

    At-home test kits 

    Norwood-Norfolk CSD provides at-home COVID-19 test kits for students. If you need a home COVID test, please contact our school nurses.

    Virtual learning

    If a student has tested positive for COVID-19, the District will allow remote access to listen into class instruction.  

    COVID-19 vaccination

    COVID-19 vaccinations are not required to attend school. Children ages 6 months and older are all eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Children older than 5 are eligible for a booster. For more information, visit


    Any student or staff member may wear a mask while at school to prevent the spread of illness. Mask-wearing is recommended for at least 10 days following a positive COVID test, or COVID illness. 

    Health and safety protocols 

    Routine cleaning in our school buildings continues to be an important strategy for reducing the spread of illness. High-risk areas such as health offices, classrooms, lunchrooms, athletic rooms, bathrooms and high-traffic areas are cleaned daily.