2021-22 Reopening Plan

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Updated June 30, 2021

Hyde Leadership Charter School follows New York State guidelines on COVID-19 public health unless specifically noted. NYS Department of Health updates reflects Hyde’s commitment to protecting employees and families. 

Face Masks

Hyde will continue to maintain protocols and procedures for students, faculty, staff, and other individuals to ensure appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is used to protect against the transmission of the COVID-19 virus when in indoor school facilities. However, Hyde allows students to remove their masks during meals. Acceptable masks include but are not limited to cloth-based masks (e.g., homemade sewn, quick cut,), and surgical masks that cover both the mouth and nose. Though NY State no longer has a mask mandate for outdoor activity, Hyde’s policy continues to require mask-wearing outdoors on school grounds. 

Help for the bronx

The resources below can help students, families, staff members, business owners, and everyone in the community

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    Medical Help For The Bronx

    24-Hour Coronavirus hotline. Questions related to COVID-19? Call 1-888-364-3065. In need of emotional support? Call 1-844-863-9314. Visit their website →

    If you’re feeling sick, Health Centers can assess whether you need further testing and provide primary care at a reduced cost or free of charge. Find a Health Center near you →

    Offers free testing and 30 day trial membership for all NYC residents with Coronavirus concerns. Find out how to get tested →

    Free testing for all eligible New Yorkers. Available through health care providers or by calling the NYS COVID-19 hotline: 1-888-364-3065. Learn more →

    The COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in phases to groups of people at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure or severe COVID-19 illness. Phased distribution will take time, with vaccines not expected to be widely available to all New Yorkers until mid-2021. See if you’re eligible for the vaccine→

  • Legal Help For The Bronx

    Provides legal defense for low-income Bronx residents. Current clients can also access the Client Emergency Fund. For emergency legal support call: 347-778-1266. To contact a staff member or reception call: 718-838-7878. Visit their website →

    Provides information on immigrant eligibility of federal public programs during the COVID-19 public health crisis. English reference guide →

    No one can be evicted in New York state until at least January 1st, 2021. Learn more →

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    Emergency Help For The Bronx

    Survivors may receive temporary housing, emergency shelter and supportive services for themselves and their family. Available 24/7 at 1-800-621-HOPE (4673). Visit their website →
    Text HOME to 741741 to text with a live, trained Crisis Counselor. Visit their website for more help →
    City service that delivers meals to New Yorkers who cannot access food themselves. Apply for assistance →
    Groceries and hot meals are available at food pantries and community kitchens in all five boroughs. Find food near you →
    If you are facing rental hardships due to COVID-19, there’s help, like Rent Hardship assistance for NYCHA residents and emergency “one-shot” assistance. Learn all of your rights →
    NYC is offering short-term emergency shelter and crisis intervention to homeless and runaway youth. For help, call Youth Connect at 800-246-4646. Learn more →
    Over 30 programs available to individuals and families regardless of immigration status. Find out which benefits you and your family may be eligible for →
    Remote learning students may pick up a free breakfast and lunch at select locations. The parents/guardians of those students may also pick up the take-out meals. Take-out meals are available on school days only between 9 AM and 12 PM. You don’t need to register or show any ID or documents. Access resources →
    Community Food Fridges are fridges that offer free food, to whoever wants it. Take what you need, leave what you don’t. Set up and maintained by community members, many of the fridges are available 24/7. Map of community food fridges →
    Call or text the Lemontree Food Helpline for help finding the closest food pantry, applying for SNAP, and more. Your call will be answered by a real person who will connect you to the best resources available. They’re open 10AM-6PM, every day of the week. Text FOOD to 90847, or call 888-489-7212 to get help now. Learn more →
  • Financial Help For Bronx Residents

    Temporary income available to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Additional benefits available due to COVID-19. Learn how to apply →

    NYC Small Business Services helps New Yorkers prepare for and connect to jobs across all five boroughs for free. Apply for access to services →

    Provides economic support for Americans who are unemployed due to COVID-19 but do not qualify for traditional Unemployment Insurance. Learn how to apply →

    The COVID Rent Relief Extension Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. Apply →

    A forgivable loan providing a direct incentive for small businesses to keep workers on payroll. Nonprofits are also eligible. (Note: SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities) Learn how to apply →

    A forgivable loan advance providing economic support to help small businesses overcome loss of revenue as a result of COVID-19. Learn how to apply →

    A loan for small businesses who currently have a relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly. Learn how to apply →

    SBA will pay 6 months of principal, interest, and associated fees on pre-existing loans and loans disbursed before September 27, 2020. Learn how to get relief →

    Provides rapid crisis relief grants to nonprofit organizations that work with communities disproportionately impacted by coronavirus Apply for a grant →

    A grant for the Bronx community with funds set aside for small businesses. Learn how to apply →

    Provides loans for small business, nonprofits, and small landlords who did not receive SBA Paycheck Protection Program or Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance loans. Learn how to apply →

    Provides free business counseling, training, and business research to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Learn how to apply →


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    The NYCDOE is loaning iPads to NYC students K–12 who need a device for remote education. Apply for a loaner device →
    NYC public school students and family can get free tech support for their devices. Access tech help →
    Altice and Charter (Spectrum) have made their WiFi Hotspots free to use for all. (Note: Most Internet Service Providers, ISPs, are offering free service or promotional pricing during the pandemic to help keep students and families online. Call your local ISP to see if you are eligible.) Map of free NYC WiFi hotspots →
    Get free online homework help from one-on-one tutors, daily from 2–11 PM. Available in English and Spanish, from early elementary through high school grades, in core subject areas. Video content and other resources are also available 24 hours a day Learn more →
    Daily school schedules created for students from Pre-K through high school. Available in multiple languages, offers self-paced, interactive content in core subject areas. Access resources →
    Offers indoor and outdoor activities to help students PreK-12 and their families stay active at home. Access resources →
    Provides training, education, and certification for unemployed and underemployed adults interested in careers in technology. Access resources →
    Learning Bridges is a new program that provides free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. Access resources →
    The New York State Department of Labor is partnering with Coursera, the leading online training provider. Through Coursera, unemployed New Yorkers will have access to nearly 4,000 programs across high-growth industries and can hone skills in data science, business, and technology. Learn more →
  • Help For The Bronx

    An online tool created to help you find more free or cost-based local resources like internet access, grocery delivery, medical care, financial assistance, and more. Use the tool →
    For more resources, like creating your own personal protective equipment (PPE) or finding hand sanitizer, The Bronx Documentary Center has put together a website to help. Find more resources →
    If you are in The Bronx, please sign-up to volunteer with the Bronx Mutual Aid Network. Apply here →

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