Health and Safety Updates

On this page, Western Suffolk BOCES will update parents, students and staff regarding health and safety matters, including COVID-19, for the 2021-22 school year. 

FACEMASKS: Please be advised that facemasks are optional at Western Suffolk BOCES schools and offices.

NYSDOH COVID-19 Guidance (released March 2, 2022)

New Masking Guidance: Supplemental Information

School Masking and Testing Guidance: FAQs for Schools 


Daily COVID-19 Positive Case Report


Western Suffolk BOCES only reports cases during the regular school year.

Parents: Stay in the Know!

Western Suffolk BOCES and Wilson Tech frequently share information with families through robocalls and emails. If you have any changes to your contact information, please update the information on the form provided below:
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Suffolk County Department of Health Free COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children and Adults

Suffolk County is currently running dedicated Pfizer vaccine clinics in Hauppauge for children and teens ages 5-17, as well as adult clinics offering Pfizer vaccine to ages 12 and over, and Moderna vaccine to ages 18 and over. See upcoming Suffolk County Vaccination Clinic times by clicking the link below. Medical practitioners and emergency medical services will be on-site at all times at each clinic to answer any questions and tend to any needs or concerns. Contact 311 if you have questions about the clinics. To find a vaccination site nearest to you, text your zip code to 438829 or visit

Link to SCDOH Vaccination Information

Reference Information

NYSDOH COVID-19 Guidance (dated January 13, 2022)

Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidance from NYSDOH

Isolation & Quarantine Tables from NYSDOH

NYSED Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-2022 School Year

Interim NYSDOH Guidance for Classroom Instruction