*** A Message from our School Nurses ***
Oct 6, 2021
The Health Office has seen an uptick of students being sent to school not feeling well. As a result, the number of students being sent for COVID-19 testing has increased. Therefore, this increases the risk of exposure to other students and staff should the student be COVID positive.
If your child complains of a sore throat, headache, congestion or any other signs/symptoms please do not send them to school. Let's try to control what we can control. Unfortunately, we are in different times. We can no longer send our children to school with "the sniffles."
In addition, if your child is sent home with COVID-19 like symptoms and you are asked to be tested, please do not send your child to school without being cleared by the health office. This just requires a copy of the results to be sent to the Health Office prior to your child returning to class. The nurses can be reached by email at [email protected] or [email protected] or by fax at 973-790-1429.
Furthermore, with regard to travel, both domestic and international, please read the following:
The CDC recommends that travel be delayed for those who are not fully vaccinated. If travel cannot be delayed, domestic and international travelers who are not fully vaccinated should get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if they test
negative. If testing is not completed post-travel, individuals should self-quarantine for 10 days. International travelers who are fully vaccinated should also get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel, self-monitor for symptoms, and isolate and get tested if symptoms develop. For those traveling to/from New Jersey, domestic travel is defined as lasting 24 hours or longer to states or U.S. territories other than those connected to New Jersey, such as Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware. }
We will make it through this difficult time by working together.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Nyesha Feggins, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Carr, RN