NJ UPDATED REQUIRED VACCINES FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021
PLEASE COMPLETE THE HEALTH APP ON A DAILY BASIS
BEFORE SENDING YOUR CHILD INTO SCHOOL
SCHOOL NURSE GUIDANCE FOR COVID-19
As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, wearing a face covering is an additional step we can take to protect ourselves and others and a measure to help slow the spread. Therefore, during in-person instruction all staff and students are required to wear face coverings at all times in our buildings and while using school district transportation, unless doing so would inhibit the individual’s health.
Face Covering Requirements
- Face coverings should be a snug fit and sit comfortably against the side of the face.
- Cloth face coverings are permitted; however, multiple layers of fabric or 3-ply cloth face coverings are preferred.
- KN95 or N95 masks are permitted.
- Surgical masks are permitted.
- Bandanas are not permitted.
- Gator Masks (neck gaiters) are not permitted.
- Masks with Exhalation Valves or Vents are not permitted
- In addition to a face covering, a face shield may be worn for extra protection.
- The CDC does not recommend use of face shields for normal everyday activities as a substitute for cloth face coverings.
- Reusable face shields should be cleaned and disinfected after each use.
Students should carry at least one extra labeled cloth face covering with them daily to ensure that they have a replacement if one becomes wet or dirty while they are in school. If a student forgets his or her face covering, the District will have a supply of disposable face coverings avaialble.
For more information on face coverings, please see the CDC Guidelines: Use of Masks to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 We also recommend the following video from the CDC on face coverings: Prevent COVID-19: Wear a Cloth Face Covering
With regard to recent travel and the upcoming school year, please review the guidelines below from the New Jersey Department of Health. If your child is traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19, he or she is required to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation.
- If you have traveled to or returned to New Jersey from states with increasing rates of COVID-19, you are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. New Jersey COVID-19 Travel Advisory
- There is widespread, ongoing transmission of novel coronavirus worldwide (see Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice). If you have traveled internationally in the past 14 days, stay home and monitor your health.
- Students who return from identified travel advisory states will be required to self-quarantine and are not permitted to attend in-person instruction
Tips for stopping the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer after eating, using the restroom, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve. Throw away the tissue and ten properly sanitize your hands.
Discourage touching your face, sharing drinks, food, or facial products.
Discourage handshaking, high-fives, and other forms of close contact.
If you are sick stay home from school, work, or other gatherings.
You should be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to work or school.
If you develop symptoms of a fever (100 degrees or greater), a cough or shortness of breath please call your healthcare provider before going in to their office. This will help to prevent the spread of viruses.
Clean high touch surfaces (e.g., door handles, faucets, and light switches) daily.
I am available via email with any questions or concerns during this pandemic.
Stay Safe and Healthy