COVID-19 Protocols - 2021-2022

School will resume in September 2021, with these COVID-19 safety protocols in place. These protocols are fluid and as the situation changes, so may our protocols.  We will work proactively to return to normal as quickly, safely and educationally sound as possible.

Southold COVID-19 Protocols for September 2021 


  • No Masks Outside (individuals may voluntarily wear a mask at any time)
  •  Masking Inside  (Universal mask wearing is mandated for all)
  •  No Barriers on student desks
  •  No Quarantining if masks are worn properly by all and social distancing is in place. 
  •  3 feet Distancing at All Times for students. (Students must maintain 3 feet distance, social distancing is increased when eating or in performance music)
  •  6 feet of Distancing is recommended between students and faculty/staff and between faculty/staff who are not fully vaccinated.
  •  No Temperature Checks
  •  Mask Breaks throughout the day
  •  MS/HS Lockers will be used by students.
  •  Sports will resume with safety protocols in place (pending Section XI guidance). 
  •  No remote instructional option (Instruction will be provided for students who test positive or are in quarantine). 
  •  Masks are Mandatory on all busses.
  •  Visitors during the day will be minimized. 
  •  Use outdoor space for instruction whenever possible.
  •  Keep classroom windows open and utilize the best ventilation and filtration systems available.
  •  Outside groups will be limited.
  •  Wash hands frequently and practice appropriate hygiene. 
  •  All school employees and contractors are required to test for COVID every week; vaccinated employees can opt-out of weekly testing. 
  •  Any student or adult with a temperature of 100 degrees or more, cough, sore throat, loss of smell/taste, shortness of breath, muscle/body aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, runny nose, headache, or fatigue must stay home and have a negative COVID-19 test to return to school.



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