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Information Regarding Testing for the Elwood School Community

Suffolk County COVID-19 Testing Sites

Students and staff with symptoms of illness should not attend school. It is recommended that individuals and/or families consult their medical provider to determine if COVID-19 testing is warranted.

COVID-19 symptoms can be fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea.

Students or employees will be immediately placed at home for at least 10 days if they test positive for COVID-19. School staff will assist the local health department in contact tracing efforts by providing a list of probable close contacts (defined as being within 6 feet of the infected student for at least 10 minutes). The identification of close contacts (Contact Tracing) will begin 48 hours before the student became symptomatic, or 48 hours before the student was tested for the COVID-19 virus if asymptomatic. Identified close contacts should also remain at home for 14 days of quarantine from the date of last exposure to the infected student.

All who test positive are monitored daily by The Suffolk County Department of Health Service (SCDHS) contact tracing staff and will receive a letter from SCDHS confirming release from isolation.

Elwood families, staff and faculty who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can visit their own physician or be tested locally at:

PM Pediatrics Urgent Care
6218 Jericho Turnpike
Commack NY 11725
Phone 631-499-5437

Northwell Health - Go Health Urgent Care
1912 East Jericho Turnpike
East Northport, NY 11731
Phone 631-238-3065

Suffolk County has a comprehensive network of family health centers that serve the uninsured and underinsured. Information can be found here.

HRHCare also assists families with the health care application process. They have an open enrollment period when they offer assistance with signing up for health insurance. A family can email or call 1-844-HRH-CARE and select option 3.

In addition, COVID-19 testing sites can be found here.

Where to find a test
Residents can use this search tool to find a nearby testing site. In addition to the list of sites you will find using the tool, testing is also still available at the NYS-operated drive-thru sites at Jones Beach and Stony Brook University. Testing at these two drive-thru locations is free for NY residents.
NYS DOH Testing Flyer

*Students and employees diagnosed with other illnesses (e.g., cold, flu, strep throat, etc) will require a doctor’s note to return to school.