Updated September 2022
What to do if my child tests positive:
- Notify School Nurse at 201-777-6194 or firstname.lastname@example.org for individual guidance
- Students with resolving symptoms that have been fever free for at least 24 hours should expect to stay home for at least 5 full days after the onset of symptoms or 5 days from the positive test if asymptomatic
Parents should not send students to school when sick.
What to do if you test positive for covid (regardless of vaccination status):
- Stay home and isolate for at least 5 full days
- If after day 5, you have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving, you can return to school
- If you have a fever after day 5, continue to stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms improve
- If you are able to retest, and are still positive after day 5, or unable to retest, continue to wear a mask for 5 additional days
For school settings, NJDOH recommends that students/staff with the following COVID-19 compatible symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school until they can be tested for COVID-19 or be clinically evaluated.
• 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;
• At least one of the following symptoms: new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder.