Useful Links

Image courtesy: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS


CDC Coronavirus Website

Facts for travelers, how COVID-19 spreads and what to do if you are sick, prevention and treatment and more.


Monroe County Coronavirus Resources


NYSDOH Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website


NYSDOH County Health Department Contact Information

Talking to Children About COVID-19
A parent resource with specific guidelines for addressing Coronavirus with children.

Keeping electronic devices clean

A guide to cleaning your notebook, tablet, or all-in-one device.

Student and Staff Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs:

Q&A for Families

Exploration Elementary Charter School will be closed to students has been extended through May 15. We will be updating families on our closure status on a week-to-week basis.

Message From the Principal

COVID-19 Information

Exploration Elementary Charter School is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Monroe County Department of Health and the New York State Education Department.  As this situation is constantly changing, we have created this online webpage which will contain the most current information about the virus.

The health and safety of every Explorer and staff is our highest priority, which is why the district has been taking steps, such as cleaning and disinfecting throughout classrooms, offices and common areas, to minimize the spread of illness. If an Explorer or staff member shows respiratory symptoms listed below, we will follow the NYS Department of Health guidelines in managing the illness.

These symptoms include fever, cough or shortness of breath AND exposure to anyone who has traveled internationally to countries with documented cases of COVID-19. This is an important distinction, as there are currently several respiratory viruses in our community, including influenza, that produce similar symptoms.

If you or a family member begin showing any of these symptoms and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice. 

For more information:

NYS Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

Monroe County Department of Health: 585-753-2991


There are several steps you and your children can take to reduce the spread of illness, including COVID-19, according to the State Department of Health:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, with at least 60% alcohol. Heavily soiled hands should be washed.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, and wash your hands or sanitize immediately after.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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