Changes to COVID-19 mitigation plan

Dear Monticello CSD Community, 

Last night, the Monticello Board of Education approved two amendments to our COVID-19 mitigation and prevention plan for 2021–22. These changes were made based on recommendations from our schools’ building leadership teams, declining local COVID-19 infection rates, and the availability of COVID-19 test kits.

  1. Test-to-stay: We will begin a test-to-stay program next week for any unvaccinated, school-related close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, so long as they are asymptomatic. Our TTS plan and consent form are below.
  2. Termination of daily temperature screenings: Schools and offices will no longer screen staff, students, and visitors for temperatures when they enter school (during the regular school day and other events). Since September 2020, we have had very few individuals screen out with temperatures above 100℉. Temperature screenings are not required by the New York State Department of Health, and many schools ended them last year.

Should you have any questions on this, please contact your principal or supervisor, or me.

Please enjoy your weekend.

Sincerely yours,

Matthew T. Evans, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools
Monticello Central School District
(845) 794-7700