Laura Gallagher, CSN
935-3817 ext 133
As the school year approaches, changes are being implemented to ensure the safety of students and staff. Most importantly is the wearing of masks as mandated by the State of NJ. Below is information on how to wear a mask as outlines by the CDC. I encourage you to review and discuss this information with your child, prior to the opening of school.
How to Wear a Mask
CDC recommends that people wear masks in public and when around people who don’t live in your household.
Masks should NOT be worn by children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Wear your Mask Correctly
Wash your hands before putting on your mask
Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
Make sure you can breathe easily
Wear a Mask to Protect Others
Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others in case you’re infected with COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms
Wear a mask in public settings when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when it may be difficult for you to stay six feet apart
Wear a mask correctly for maximum protection
Don’t put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead
Don’t touch the mask, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect
Additional information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/
- Talking with Children about Covid-19 Below is a resource through CDC
Below are guidelines to prevent the spread of diseases.
- Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
- Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. For more guidance see the CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.
Additional Information for the start of the school Year 2020-2021
6th grade Immunization Requirements
All students entering 6th grade are required to receive the following vaccinations before the start of school in September 2020.
Tdap - tetnus diptheria and pertussis
Tdap fact sheet
Meningococcal - Meningitis
Meningitis fact Sheet
Please call your child's primary care physician now to make an appointment
If your child has received these immunizations, please provide documentation signed by your child’s physician. A copy of the immunization record will be accepted as proof of immunization.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Salem County Free Flu Clinics 2020-2021