COVID-19 Info

 

1/25/2021 11:21 AM

Dear P.S. 192 - The Magnet School for Math and Science Inquiry at 4715 18 AVENUE Community:

I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Today I am writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community, and to let you know what will happen now.

Next steps

We are working in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school building closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If a positive test result is confirmed, you will receive another update.

What if the case is confirmed?

In partnership with NYC Health and the NYC Test + Trace Corps, we will take all appropriate action, including:

· Ensuring that the individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 quarantines until they are no longer infectious, and it is safe for them to return to the school building.

· Working with to trace close contacts in our school.

· Instructing close contacts to quarantine for 10 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive.

Please be reassured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building can isolate. Our

school has an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian.

It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please continue to stay home if sick, stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a face covering, and practice healthy hand hygiene.

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

 

Sincerely,

Colby Muscarelle

Principal, I.A.

Medical Exemption Options for COVID

 

December 8, 2020

 

Dear Families,

 

The NYC DOE has provided additional guidance on covid-19 random testing. Certain students may be eligible for exemption from covid-19 weekly random testing. Students who need a medical exemption or disability-based exemption will be able to submit a form for approval. You can complete the appropriate form and email it or fax it to Sindy Ocampo at socampo@schools.nyc.gov or 718-633-5193. Please feel free to call Ms. Ocampo with any questions at 718-633-3061 ext 5023.

· The Student Medical Exemption form is available for any student who cannot be tested due to rare circumstances in which a health/medical condition that makes COVID-19 testing not possible. Forms are available below in several languages.

o This form must be signed by a health care provider.

o This must be shared by the school to the Office of School Health’s Medical Review Unit for approval. Directions for schools are on the form.

· The Disability-Based Exemption form is available for students with IEPs who would like to request an exemption from COVID-19 testing due to a child’s documented disability. Forms are available below in several languages.

o This must be reviewed and approved or denied by the School Psychologist

o The request should be approved it is determined that, because of the student’s disability, testing would be dangerous for the student or school/testing personnel, or traumatic for the student. This may be the case if, for example, the student has a severe sensory condition or emotional disturbance.

· Approved requests will exempt a student from in-school testing; however, these students will be asked to get tested outside of school.

o If a student is selected for in-school testing but has an approved disability exemption on file, the student will be asked to get tested outside of school (e.g., at the student’s doctor or a city testing site) within seven days of notice.

o Exempted students will also be asked to bring test results into school upon completion. If you need help arranging a test, please see the NYC COVID 19 Citywide Information Portal(Open external link) or the family site COVID Test(Open external link) page

· Students who submit exemption requests are allowed to attend while their exemption requests are under review for approval. If exemption requests are denied, students are then required to submit a consent for testing or choose remote learning.

· Student with Disabilities Exemption Form o Student Medical Exemption Form -- English

English(Open external link)

o EspañolStudent Medical Exemption Form -- Spanish

Spanish(Open external link)

o Student Medical Exemption Form -- Chinese

Chinese(Open external link)

o Student Medical Exemption Form -- Bangla

Bengali(Open external link)

o Student Medical Exemption Form -- Russian

Russian(Open external link)

o Student Medical Exemption Form -- Urdu

Urdu(Open external link)

o Student Medical Exemption Form -- Arabic

Arabic(Open external link)

· Student with Disabilities Exemption Form

o Student with Disabilities Exemption Form -- English

English(Open external link)

o EspañolStudent with Disabilities Exemption Form -- Spanish

Spanish(Open external link)

o Student with Disabilities Exemption Form -- Chinese

Chinese(Open external link)

o Student with Disabilities Exemption Form -- Bangla

Bengali(Open external link)

o Student with Disabilities Exemption Form -- Russian

Russian(Open external link)

o Student with Disabilities Exemption Form -- Urdu

Urdu(Open external link)

o Student with Disabilities Exemption Form -- Arabic

Arabic(Open external link)

 

We thank you for your continued collaboration and support.

 

Sincerely,

Colby Muscarelle

Principal, I.A.

 

COVID !( Testing Consent Form

COVID-19 Testing Consent Form Available in NYCSA

In addition to the paper form, a digital version is available via NYC Schools Account (NYCSA).

Translations of the form will be available in all DOE-supported languages via NYCSA on October 6. For additional information on COVID-19 testing, please visit the COVID-19 Testing for Students wiki.

 

 

COVID Updates

For updates on COVID-19 text 692-692 and message COVID-19. Para recibir información en español envie un texto al 692-692 y escriba COVIDESP

 

COVID Testing Centers

Covid-19 Testing Centers closest to PS/IS 192

Centers Urgent Care

Urgent Care Clinic

 4426 18th Avenue, Brooklyn , NY 11204

 (718) 635-9700

 Screening Required 

 Antibody Testing: Available 

* Web Verified

 

ParCare Community-Borough Park

Clinic

 4714 16th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11204

 (718) 840-3535

 Open now: 12PM-5PM▼

 Screening Required 

 Antibody Testing: Available 

Walk-Ins are Welcome, However Making an appointment ensures timely slots.

Source: http://www.parcarecenter.com/

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York(Midwood)

Walk up only

 1223 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230

 (844) 692-4692

 Open now: 9AM-7PM▼

 Free Diagnostic Testing (Third-party Verified)

 Screening Required 

Please bring your Photo ID & Insurance Card, if applicable.

Source: https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/covid-19-testing-sites-for-high-risk-patients/

* Web Verified

 

Chai Urgent Care - Boro Park

Urgent Care Clinic

 3808 14th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

 (347) 417-5934

 Open now: 2PM-12AM▼

Schedule Appointment

 Screening Required 

All insurances and Medicare are acceptable. If you are insured your insurance will cover all covid testing and antibody testing at 100%. Covid: Self pay cost is $125 and lab $95 Antibody: visit is $75 and lab $65

Source: https://www.chaicare.org/covid-19-testing-and-faqs-for-patients

* Web Verified

Kamin Health - Boro Park Urgent Care

Urgent Care Clinic

 4502 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219

 (718) 327-2273

 Open now: 2PM-12AM▼

 Antibody Testing: Available 

Source: https://www.kaminhealth.com/boro-park-urgent-care/

* Web Verified

 

ParCare Community-Bensonhurst

Clini

 6010 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11204

 (718) 475-1700

 Open now: 10AM-10PM▼

 Screening Required 

 Antibody Testing: Available 

Walk-Ins are Welcome, However Making an appointment ensures timely slots.

Source: http://www.parcarecenter.com/

* Phone Verified

 

 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals Bensonhurst 14th Ave

Community Health Center

 6315 14th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219

 (844) 692-4692

 Open now: 9AM-7PM▼

 Free Diagnostic Testing (Third-party Verified)

 Rapid Testing Available

* Phone Verified

 

 

CareCube- Ocean Parkway

Clinic

 260 Ocean Parkway, #1J, Brooklyn, NY 11218

 (718) 484-7830

 Open now: 9AM-5PM▼

 Screening Required 

 Antibody Testing: Available 

* Web Verified

 

ProHEALTH Urgent Care - Bensonhurst

Urgent Care Clinic

 6906 18th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11204

 (516) 874-0411

 Open now: 8AM-8PM▼

Schedule Appointment

 Appointment Required

 Screening Required 

 Antibody Testing: Available 

Call triage line (516) 874-0411 prior to visiting. If deemed necessary you will be referred to the nearest location for testing.

Source: https://www.prohealthcare.com/content/prohealth/en/urgent-care.html/#brook

* Phone Verified

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NYC Health + Hospitals 4002 Fort Hamilton

Hospital

 4002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11218, Brooklyn, NY 11218

 (844) 692-4692

 Open now: 9AM-7PM▼

 Free Diagnostic Testing (Third-party Verified)

 Rapid Testing Available

* Web Verified

 

 

 

COVID RESOURCES

For any coronavirus updates please visit: http://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update

 

For Learning Resources by grade, please visit: schools.nyc.gov/learnathome

Your child's teacher will be in communication with you as well and will provide your child with assignments. 

For food and mental health resources:

 Food Pantries List.pdf  

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens List.xlsx 

 COVID-19 Response Handout - Accessing Mental Health Resources.pdf 

www.catholicmigration.org- For inquiries relating to immigration, housing, labor, and/or any resources needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phone #718-236-3000