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 in accordance with NYS regulation all students, staff and visitors to Western Suffolk BOCES schools are required to wear facemasks when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Complete details are provided in the Interim NYSDOH Guidance for Classroom Instruction link below.

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

Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidance from NYSDOH

Isolation & Quarantine Tables from NYSDOH

Daily COVID-19 Positive Case Report


Below are the Western Suffolk BOCES locations at which positive COVID-19 cases were reported on the current school day. Please note that ALL students and staff who are identified as close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case are contacted personally by a school administrator and directed to remain at home pending further direction from the Department of Health.

Cases are reported to this page each school day only after contact tracing has been completed. If contact tracing is completed after 4 p.m., the case will be posted to the next school day COVID-19 Daily Case Report.

January 21, 2022 Positive Case(s) of COVID-19 reported at:

  • JEA Elementary
  • JEA Jr/Sr
  • Wilson Tech Dix Hills
  • Wilson Tech Huntington

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

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

Interim NYSDOH Guidance for Classroom Instruction

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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