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Schools and Colleges Information & Guidance

Dutchess County’s Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) has been working diligently with colleges and school districts to provide assistance regarding New York State’s guidelines, COVID-19 testing access, reporting protocols, contact tracing and more. 

School Districts

Current New York State Department of Education Guidance 

Current CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 schools 

Visit your school district’s website for more information on your district’s requirements and safety measures. 

County to Host Back to School COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination for Local School Personnel ( link to register for JC Penny & Dover CVS testing)

Dutchess County Contact Tracing Work Flow- Schools 



ARCHIVED guidance and resources: 





CDC guidance for Colleges, Universities and Higher Learning

Visit local colleges websites for return to campus plans as well as their school’s online dashboards for monitoring student and staff case numbers and testing.



Additional Information