• Keep your child home if they are sick.
        NJDOH recommends that students/staff with the following COVID-19 compatible symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school:
        • 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: new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder.
        • For individuals who test positive for COVID-19 a 5-day quarantine from the start of symptoms (Day 0) and contingent on an individual's symptoms completely resolving before returning to school on Day 6.  Individuals will not be eligible for ten days for high-risk activities where a mask cannot be worn, such as competitive athletics, instruments, chorus.   Furthermore, a more socially distanced lunch may be implemented for these individuals on days 6 through 10.  Please notify the school nurse and attendance office in your child’s school.
        • Individuals who develop COVID-19 symptoms who are awaiting test results or were not tested must stay home for a full five days (Day 0 is the first day of symptoms). If symptoms resolve, isolation can end after five full days, and individuals may attend school on Day 6. Home tests will be accepted for COVID positive cases, but a PCR is required to confirm a COVID negative rapid test due to reliability concerns. If symptoms persist, individuals should continue to isolate until fever-free for 24 hours and other symptoms have resolved.
      • For Close Contacts of a Positive Case: There is no longer quarantine for close contacts.  However, individuals who have tested positive for covid should notify close contacts of their positive case.  Close contacts should strongly consider wearing a mask.  Close contact remains within 6 feet of Covid positive person for 15 or more minutes within 24 period. Exposed persons, regardless of vaccination status, are strongly recommended to get tested 5 full days after exposure.

        It is no longer required to report each Covid case to the department of health, suspected outbreaks of Covid-19 and other communicable diseases will be reported to the department of health for guidance.