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Contact Tracing Information

How the Contact Tracing Program Works... NY State Dept of Health

The Montauk School will keep a record of all students and faculty or staff members each student comes into contact with each day.  The School Nurse, school administration, and office staff will work closely with the New York State Department of Health’s contact tracing department.  The School Nurse has been trained by NY State on protocols for contact tracing. Almost all of the students will be with the same classmates throughout the day with very limited movement throughout the building until further notice.

“If you test positive, a COVID Contact Tracer will connect you with the support and resources you may need through quarantine, such as help getting groceries or household supplies, child care, medical care or supplies. The Tracer will work with you to identify and reach out via phone and text to anyone you’ve been in contact with while you were infectious to trace and contain the spread of the virus.

People who have come in close contact with someone who is positive are asked to stay home and limit their contact with others. By staying home during this time, if you become sick yourself, you have not infected many others along the way. This is how we stop the spread!

Testing, medical and quarantine support for yourself and your loved ones will be arranged. We will not release your name to anyone. Your information is strictly confidential and will be treated as a private medical record.

This national-leading program will place emphasis on areas with the highest rates of infection and on regions ready to open. The program will operate through the next flu season. It will be implemented in coordination with New Jersey and Connecticut. 

Your caller ID will say “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993).

Please answer the phone so we can keep NY moving forward and stop the spread of COVID-19.” from NY State Department of Health.