Health Checks

The East Rochester Union Free School District has developed resources in relationship to guidance from the State and County Departments of Health to educate parents/guardians and staff members regarding the careful observation of symptoms of COVID-19 and health screening measures that must be conducted each morning before coming to school. The resources include the requirement for any student or staff member with a fever of 100°F or greater and/or symptoms of possible COVID-19 virus infection to not come to school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list of Coronavirus symptoms was used to develop these resources. 

Resources include: 

COVID-19 Screening

Stop the Spread 

Mask Safety

Daily temperature checks and completion of the screening questionnaire provided in the New York Forward Pre-K to Grade 12 School Guidelines are required for staff, contractors, vendors, and visitors prior to arrival. 

The East Rochester Union Free School District has implemented the following practices to conduct mandated health screening: 

● Families are expected to do a screening and temperature check of their student in the morning, prior to the days in which they are physically attending school. East Rochester Union Free School District is using Qualtrics to complete daily screenings. Parents will be expected to complete the screening no less than 30 minutes prior to the start of the day. 

● If a parent or guardian does not have the technological capabilities or skills to complete this through their phone or email, they will be required to take a daily screening and will hand (or have their student hand) the paper screening to the teacher when met at the door to enter the building each day. 

Any students who have not been screened will be sent directly to the COVID 19 Health Office for a temperature check and screening. That will occur in the high school foyer Room 515 and by the Elementary School’s green door adjacent to the elementary nurse's office. The nurse will be able to see one student at a time. All other students will be lined up along the hallway, with proper distancing markers labeled on the floor and monitored by a building level TA until all students have been screened. 

The COVID-19 nurse, as an LPN or RN, is properly trained in performing temperature checks and screenings. The COVID-19 nurse is required to wear the proper PPE at all times while working with individuals in need of screenings in the COVID-19 office. 

● If an individual has a temperature of 100°F or greater or has a positive response to a screening question, that individual will be isolated from others and immediately dismissed from school. 

Regular reminders were sent via email and calls from both the building principals and the Superintendent's office, reminding families to complete their daily screenings prior to arriving on school property. 

If there are any further questions or needs for clarity regarding COVID-19 protocols, communication should be sent to Questions posed will be addressed directly by the director or sent to the proper health care providers or administrators to address the questions as needed. 

All information from both versions of screening will be kept on record for a minimum of one calendar year. 


If any answers to health screenings change outside of school hours or their symptoms change when they are not in attendance at school, UPK-12 grade students need to email immediately. That information will be sent directly to the COVID-19 nurse and the appropriate building level nurse. All reports will be reviewed by our COVID-19 nurse, Kristine McCarthy (who can be reached at or by calling 248-6302) under the review of our East Rochester COVID-19 Director, Jeffrey Onze.