Ulster County schools adopt COVID guidelines to meet state requirements

Ulster County public schools are adopting COVID guidelines to meet state requirements starting Monday.
The policy is designed to keep students, teachers and staff safe while allowing kids who are exposed but aren't showing symptoms and test negative to continue learning in person.
According to state rules, students are allowed to continue learning in the classroom under the following circumstances: 
  • The exposure took place in the school while both students were wearing masks. 
  • The exposed student remains asymptomatic. 
  • Is tested a minimum of three times during the seven-day period following exposure.