• Daily Monitoring & Illness Guidance for COVID-19


    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    It is expected that you will be evaluating your child daily for COVID-19 symptoms using the daily screening in Pick Up Patrol. Students who are sick (e.g. fever, vomiting, diarrhea) should not attend school in-person.

    **NOTE as per NJDOH “Siblings of a student who has symptoms and meets COVID 19-Exclusion Criteria should be excluded from school until the symptomatic individual receives a negative test result.”  

    Stay home if, within the past 24 hours, have you experienced two of the following symptoms: Or, within the past 24 hours, have you experienced one of the following symptoms:
    Fever (100 or more) Cough
    Chills/Shivers Shortness of breath
    Muslce aches Difficulty breathing
    Headache New loss of smell
    Sore throat New loss of taste
    Nausea or vomiting  
     Congestion/runny nose  

    If your child has 2 of the symptoms in the first column or 1 of the symptoms in the second column, please keep him/her home and monitor him/her. Consult with your health care provider for an evaluation to return to school. Please note as per NJDOH guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19 exclusion criteria, students who are ill with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and at least 24 hours have passed without fever-reducing medications and improvements in symptoms. Please note- WITH A NEGATIVE COVID-19 test and a symptom-free 24 hours without fever-reducing medications, your child CAN return.

    When your child complains of, or is identified as having symptoms at school, we will contact you for immediate pick-up from school and continue to appreciate your quick response to our calls/contact. Until you arrive, your child will be placed in an isolation area, while continuing to wear a mask. This is for the protection and health of your child and those caring for him/her.

    We recommend that you contact your child’s medical provider (MD, DO, NP, PA) and follow their specific guidance regarding next steps. If your child’s illness is confirmed as COVID-19, family members may also require quarantine for more than 14 days, so it is important to seek medical guidance to stop community spread of COVID-19.

    Please review the following links on quarantining and isolating:

    ➤ When to Quarantine
    ➤ When to Isolate

    In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, schools are required to notify the local health department immediately of any case of COVID-19. Please let your school nurse know if your child or another family member in your home receives a positive COVID-19 test result. 

    CDC COVID-19 Information Hub

    NJ COVID-19 Information Hub

    Sussex County COVID-19 Information Hub