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Coronavirus Info memo
Posted On: 2/27/2020

Coronavirus Information

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been prominent in the news on a national and global level. Locally, the New Jersey Department of Health has provided guidance about New Jersey’s response to the Coronavirus.  

recent publication providing guidance to schools and districts on how best to respond was recently released.  The state has also released a general information FAQ sheet as well as a similar six-page FAQ sheet for students and staff arriving from or returning from China. (*For more detailed information, click on the three active blue links in this paragraph).

While the outbreak is globally significant, particularly in China, it is not currently a local crisis and will be managed accordingly. Please be assured that the district will continue to be proactive in monitoring this situation closely, and will follow the recommendations provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

In our schools, as part of our routine cleaning practices during the flu season, “high touch” areas, will be sanitized on a regular basis. These surfaces include, but are not limited to, desks, countertops, and faucet handles. We are also checking our hand sanitizer stations to ensure that they are full and replenished regularly. 

Parents can help by reminding their children to take preventative measures to reduce the spread of viruses, such as covering their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve and washing their hands often. Most importantly, please keep children home if they are sick to decrease the spread  of viruses like the flu.

The documents linked in this email provide more information on this evolving situation. Please reach out to your children’s school nurse if you have any questions or concerns. 

Additional information can be obtained on the following websites:

Department of Health's website: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html


FYI, the district is in direct contact with the County Health Department on a regular basis, and as we move forward, any major decisions concerning schools closings, quarantining of students or staff, and/or preventive measures that need to be taken will be in consultation with the County offices.


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