New York COVID Vaccination Information
Employers are to allow employees a “sufficient period of time,” up to four hours of paid leave, per injection to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Kulanu requires employees to send CDC vaccination Card to HR as proof of vaccination per injection.
*Please note, this policy is not retroactive according to New York State law.
Dear Families, Employees and Friends:
We are delighted to welcome everyone back to Kulanu! Through the well-planned efforts of our re-opening committees, our school and OPWDD programs are operating on-site with employees and participants maintaining safety protocols. The time it takes to fill out the morning questionnaire, or the evening’s tracing of everyone’s whereabouts are a small inconvenience as we work to keep everyone safe. Masks may not be comfortable, but they are one of the most critical components of our safety protocols- wear them.
The next several weeks will test our systems and your compliance. We continue to rely on Kulanu employees and our families to accurately report any possible encounter with someone exposed to COVID-19. As we celebrate the New Year and perhaps spend more time with individuals “outside” our immediate circle, risk factors increase. It is easy to become complacent when we are in a communal environment. PLEASE- for the health and well-being of every participant and employee- keep up the good work:
- Wear your mask! (If you need a Kulanu mask, just let your program leader know)
- Maintain social distancing
- Wash your hands
- Stay home if you are not well
- Remember there is a 14-day quarantine should you travel to a state or area noted under the travel advisory https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory
Kulanu, “ALL OF US TOGETHER”, can keep everyone safe and healthy during 2020-21 . We look forward to a happy, productive and HEALTHY New Year!
Dr. Beth Raskin
Testing of students and employees will not be conducted by the school. Should an individual report illness or arrive on site with a temperature over the acceptable threshold, they will be denied entry and referred for medical attention. A list of COVID-19 testing sites will be provided.
Our school staff, having received certification for completion of the Johns Hopkins Tracing course, will assist in contact tracing through attendance, making note of cohorts and tracking contact as much as possible within the building. The school has created a contact tracing mechanism that allows us to identity any contact between/among the organization’s employees and cohorts. Nassau County requires that the County complete all contact tracing. Kulanu’s Compliance Officer will provide the County all assistance requested. For information please refer to the NY Forward Safety Plan and the Department of Health Plan posted on this site.