COVID-19 / FLU

COVID19 Recommendations

updated November 2022



WHEN TO STAY HOME: 

The New Jersey Department of Health recommends that students with the following symptoms or combination of symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school:


PLEASE STAY HOME AND NOTIFY YOUR NURSE IF YOUR CHILD HAS:

At least two of the following symptoms:
fever (measure or subjective) chills rigors (shivers) myalgia (muscle aches) headache sore throat nausea, vomiting, diarrhea fatigue congestion runny nose

OR
At least one of the following symptoms:
cough shortness of breath difficulty breathing new olfactory disorder or new taste disorder


REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO RETURN TO SCHOOL IF SYMPTOMS:

COVID19  testing (a PCR, Rapid Antigen or home test) is recommended to return to school for symptomatic individuals. This recommendation for testing is for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.

Please notify the school nurse if your child is exhibiting Covid-19 compatible symptoms or if they test COVID 19 positive.

IF YOUR YOUR CHILD TESTS NEGATIVE FOR COVID 19, PLEASE BE SURE THEY ARE FEVER FREE AND HAVE IMPROVED SYMPTOMS FOR 24 HOURS, WITHOUT FEVER REDUCING MEDICATIONS, PRIOR TO RETURNING TO SCHOOL 


IF COVID19 POSITIVE:

* Please notify your school Nurse

* Student will need to remain home for 5 days from symptom onset (symptom onset is considered day “0”)

* Days 6-10: Students may return ONLY if no symptoms and fever free for 24 hours.  They must wear a well fitted mask at all time, indoor and outdoors, during this time frame while at school.

*Regardless of immunization status of other family members, if possible those who are COVID 19 positive should be isolated from others in the household, for the full 10 days from symptom onset.  A close contact continues to be defined as being within 6ft for 15 or more cumulative minutes within 24 hours.  Those who test positive are contagious 2 days prior to symptom onset or 2 days prior to test date when there are no symptoms.  

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Please discuss this with your child and notify those who may have had close
contact during this time frame

 

EXPOSURE TO COVID19

Those who had close contact, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a well fitted mask for 10 days from the date of last contact and monitor for symptoms.  

  • If symptomatic, they should test for Covid19.  If no symptoms develop, it is recommended they test 5 days after their exposure.

  • Please notify your school nurse

 

Our goal is to keep our students healthy and safe! 
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

COVID19 Updated Guidance

Sept 2022



WHEN TO STAY HOME: 

The New Jersey Department of Health recommends that students with the following symptoms or combination of symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school:


PLEASE STAY HOME AND NOTIFY YOUR NURSE IF YOUR CHILD HAS:

  • At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny nose;

    OR

  • At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, or new taste disorder.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO RETURN TO SCHOOL IF SYMPTOMS:


  • A medically supervised  negative  COVID19  PCR test or Rapid Antigen test is required to return to school for symptomatic individuals, even with an alternate diagnosis such as a positive strep or influenza swab.  This requirement for testing is for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status. We can not accept home tests at this time to rule out COVID19.

  • Please notify the attendance officer or the school nurse office if your child is exhibiting Covid-19 compatible symptoms. 


IF COVID19 POSITIVE:


  • Please notify your school Nurse

  • Student will need to remain home for 5 days from symptom onset (symptom onset is considered day “0”)

  • Days 6-10: Students may return ONLY if no symptoms and fever free for 24 hours.  They must wear a well fitted mask at all time, indoor and outdoors, during this time frame while at school.

  •  Regardless of immunization status of other family members, those who are COVID 19 positive should be isolated from others in the household, if possible, for the full 10 days

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