COVID Protocol Update (1-21-2022)

As we enter into the second half of the school year, we are thankful for all of your support and understanding as we all continue to manage the COVID pandemic.

The guidelines and protocols are ever changing and we are following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and our local health agencies.

Our students and staff are continuing to adhere to the safety guidelines that we have in place, mainly: mask wearing, maintaining proper social distancing and having an effective ventilation system in the classrooms.  Following these safety measures has proven to be effective in staving off transmission and instances of close contacts in school.

Here are the latest protocols for schools that we will be following as of January 24, 2022:

Student tests POSITIVE for COVID-19:

  1. The student must isolate for at least 5 full days
  2. Day 0 is the day the symptoms begin or the day of the test (for asymptomatic students)
  3. The student may return to school on 6th day but must be fever-free without fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours and have no symptoms.

Student is determined to be a CLOSE CONTACT to a Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Case:

  1. The student must quarantine for 5 days after the last exposure to the positive case. Day 0 is the day of the close contact
  2. The student may return to school after satisfying the quarantine requirement as long as they do NOT become symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19 during their quarantine.
  3. If the student becomes symptomatic or tests positive during the quarantine, they must isolate for at least 5 days.
  4. School will only notify parents of a positive case if their child could be a possible close contact.

The CLOSE CONTACT does NOT have to quarantine:

  1.  If the student is fully vaccinated and has NO symptoms.
  2. If the student tested positive and has recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 90 days.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation in this fluid situation.  We will continue to monitor our public health guidance and updates from the CDC, NJDOH and CHOP.

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