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NYC Department of Education Policy on School Visitors

As per The NYCDOE Office of Safety and Youth Development Executive Director, Mark Rampersant, there has been an update to the NYCDOE Visitor Control Policy to reflect new requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


In order to protect students and staff in DOE buildings, pending an order by the Health Commissioner, all visitors wishing to enter DOE buildings must show proof of having at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Acceptable proof of vaccination include:


  • A CDC Vaccination Card: a photo or photocopy is also acceptable

  • A NYC Vaccination record or other official immunization record from within or outside the US, including from a health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this is also acceptable.

  • NYC Covid Safe App on Android or iOS.

  • Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus.

  • DOE COVID-19 Vaccine Portal

In addition, all visitors are required to wear a face covering and complete the health care screening. If a visitor wishes to enter a DOE building but is unable or unwilling to show proof of vaccination upon sign-in, the visitor may not enter the building absent emergency circumstances.

If a student is experiencing a medical emergency or is in crisis, the student's guardian will be allowed to enter the building, regardless of vaccine status.

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