The Co-op School remains vigilant in monitoring the developing situation and protecting the well-being of our students and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the guidelines of the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Health (DOH).
We thank you for your cooperation as we work together to keep the community healthy. We will continue to update this page with information and updates will be sent to parents, faculty, and staff via Edsby and email.
Download The Co-op School Reopening Plan here. This plan has been created based on guidelines set forth by the DOH and the State Office of Religious and Independent Schools (SORIS) and weeks of planning by our Reopening Committee. Please take the time to read it thoroughly, and if after reading it, you have additional questions, please email our Head of School, Deanna Bocchetti.
Protect Yourself & Others
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms.
- If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
- Stay informed and follow the advice provided by your healthcare provider.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.
- If you are visiting a state that is a NY required quarantine state click here, please return to NY and quarantine for two weeks before the start of school. Please strongly consider getting a COVID test for each member of your family.
As we find helpful information and articles from creditable sources, we will post links to them here:
- Supporting Kids During the COVID-19 Crisis from Child Mind Insitute
- Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis from Child Mind Insitute
- Coronavirus on Fabric: What You Should Know, WebMD
- 4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid from the New York Times
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus from Child Mind Institute
Brainpop video on Coronavirus, Brainpop
Understanding Coronavirus and How Germs Spread, Brains On! Podcast for kids
- Caring for Children, from the CDC
- Coronavirus Parenting: Managing Anger and Frustration from Child Mind Institute