As we begin the school year and have successfully completed our first week back to school, we want to update you on some back-to-school health practices. As we move from the pandemic toward a more endemic approach to promoting health and wellness in our schools, keep in mind many of the prevention strategies mentioned not only protect against COVID-19 spread but can also help prevent the spread of other infectious diseases, such as influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and norovirus, thus supporting a healthy learning environment for all.
NJDOH recommends we continue to implement the following COVID-19 prevention and control strategies:
- Encouraging all of our students and staff to stay up to date with vaccination.
- Encouraging all of our students and staff to stay home when sick.
- Support mask use by students and staff who choose to mask at any time.
- Report any outbreaks and suspected outbreaks immediately to County Health Department.