HSEI COVID-19 Response Plan

Welcome to the HSEI COVID-19 response page. Below is information about how we are operating to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.

We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Last Updated: September 21, 2021

Families are encouraged to record their student’s vaccination status in the DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Portal.

Submitting this information will support New York City’s pandemic response and recovery efforts, and help ensure that DOE schools and buildings remain safe places for all students and staff.

Students and their families can access the Vaccine Portal with the student's DOE account login credentials (email and password).

The Vaccine Portal will ask you to identify the type of vaccine, where you received it (in or out of New York City) and when you received the vaccine, and will prompt you to upload the image or screenshot of the proof of vaccine.

  • Proof of vaccination can be an image of a vaccination card, NYS Excelsior Pass, or other government record.

  • Take the image or screenshot and save it to your computer for uploading into the portal.

  • The portal can be translated using Google Translate.

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Safety Precautions

Stay home if you’re sick Only leave for essential medical care and testing or other essential errands.

Keep physical distance Stay at least 6 feet away from other people.

Wear a face covering You can be contagious without symptoms. Protect those around you by wearing a face covering.

Keep your hands clean Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Get tested: There are COVID-19 testing sites in all five boroughs. To find a site, click on the Find a COVID-19 Testing Site button or call 311.

If you are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, you should still stay home as much as possible. Those at increased risk are adults age 50 or older (adults 65 and older are at the highest risk), and those who have other health conditions.

For the latest information, click on the COVID-19 Update button.