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Covid Related Information 2-23-21

2/23/2021

Dear School Community,

This announcement is to inform you that the district was notified of  four (4) new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) since Friday  2/19/2021.

  • Middle Road School has reported two (2) new cases on 2-19-2021. The individuals have had no recent contact with the school. No further action is necessary. 
  • Beers Street School has reported one (1) new case on 2-20-2021. The individual has had no recent contact with the school. No further action is necessary.
  • Sycamore Drive ECLC has reported one (1) new case on 2-20-2021.  Contracting tracing has been completed and no further action is necessary.

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Updated Restart and Recovery Plan

Click here for the February 2021 updated Road Back document.

Covid Protocols and Procedures

Updated: January 11, 2021

Isolation: 

  • Any staff member or student who tests positive for Covid-19 must isolate for 10 days at home. He/she may then return to work/school without another test provided the individual is fever free and symptoms are improving.

Quarantines: 

  • Any staff member or student exposed to an individual who either tested positive (even if that staff member/student is negative) must quarantine for 14 days. As a reminder, you cannot test out of quarantine.
  • The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has reduced its travel quarantine period to 10 days. Therefore, any staff member or student who travels to a restricted area must quarantine for ten days upon return even if you evidence no symptoms of the virus.

Contact Tracing: .

  • If a nurse/principal is apprised of a positive case, contact-tracing follow-up calls will take place and necessary restrictions/quarantines will be put into place.

PLEASE be ethical, diligent and responsible regarding your travel, your adherence to in-place expectations, and your willingness to report any cases in your family to the school nurse or principal. Please avoid large indoor gatherings and any similar situations that may put others at risk. If the entire community works together, we will be able to downsize the number of positive cases and move closer toward restoring a sense of normalcy.