Dear Beach Pediatrics Families, 

We are sorry to hear that your child tested positive for COVID-19 or was exposed to the virus. We know that there has been so much confusion around rules and guidelines, and we are here for you to help answer your questions. Below is a concise guideline that is accurate as of 1/19th/22! It may change… tomorrow…We will keep you updated. We hope your child is feeling better. Please feel free to a make a follow up visit by telemed via Anytime Pediatrics, code 5000, or call the office at 516 897-5000.  We are here for you! 

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So, I tested positive for covid… (regardless of vaccination status) 

0-4 yrs (unable to mask properly)- ISOLATE FOR 10 DAYS 

5-11 yrs : Isolate for 5 days: 

If asymptomatic or symptoms improving- return to school and mask on day 6 but no extracurricular activities until day 11.

If symptomatic or not improving by day 6, continue to isolate until symptoms improve and then may return to school and mask. No extracurricular activities until day 11.

 

IF I PLAY AN ORGANIZED SPORT- Make appointment for cardiac clearance before returning to play (in person or telemed).

>12 yrs:  Isolate for 5 days:  

If asymptomatic or symptoms improving- return to school and mask on day 6 but no extracurricular activities until day 11.

If symptomatic or not improving by day 6, continue to isolate until symptoms improve and then may return to school and mask. No extracurricular activities until day 11.

ALL children ages 12 and older need a cardiac clearance before returning to activities (in person or telemed).

 

I was exposed to someone with covid within 48 of their symptoms developing… 

I am unvaccinated– quarantine for 5 days after the last close contact, test after day 5 if I choose or sooner if symptoms develop.

5-11 yrs: I am fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks since my second vaccine)- no further restrictions, monitor for symptoms- test after day 5 if I choose or sooner if symptoms develop.

>12 yrs: I am fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks but less than 5 months since my second vaccine or I am boosted)- no further restrictions, monitor for symptoms– test after day 5 if I choose or sooner if symptoms develop.

BUT if I am >12 yrs and eligible for a booster but NOT YET boosted, I CAN NOT participate in extracurricular or after school activities and must quarantine for 5 days at home other than the time I am in school/bus travel– test after day 5 if I choose or sooner if symptoms develop.

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