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 Laura Gallagher, CSN

935-3817 ext 133

lgallagher@elsinboroschool.org 

 

Welcome Back!

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 

Image of people wearing masks correctly and other people wearing them incorrectly.

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 

          https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html

 

 

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

 tdap.pdf  

 

 Meningococcal - Meningitis

 Meningitis fact Sheet

 meningococcal_faq.pdf 

 

 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 

https://health.salemcountynj.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-Flu-Clinic-Flyer-ENGLISH.pdf