Health and Safety
2023-2024 School Year Resources
The New York State Education Department recommends that schools review current CDC school guidance for COVID-19 prevention and work with their Local Health Department to implement effective and feasible public health measures. The New York State Education Department currently has no plans to issue additional specific school COVID-19 guidance.
Hospitalization rates in New York are trending upward, with figures similar to what was reported in April 2023.
- Please see Governor Hochul’s August 11 press release encouraging parents to speak to their healthcare provider about staying up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines as a preventive measure.
- Please see the New York State Department of Health's August 2 press release, which reported increased COVID-19 hospital admissions.
- View and download data by county or region. The interactive dashboards include cases and ED visits by county and hospital data by region.
Please note: Most infections are not reported, so hospitalization data are a more reliable indicator than reported case data.