TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19:
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Please note the following recommendations for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms:
ISOLATE: Your child should isolate (separate from others) at home for at least five full days from when they began experiencing symptoms and avoid being around others as much as possible. Be sure to keep your child home from school, childcare, and extra-curricular activities/sports.
MASK: Your child should wear a well-fitting mask that covers the nose whenever around others through Day 10.
MONITOR: Monitor your child’s symptoms and call your medical provider for worsening illness and for any other symptoms that seem severe or are concerning to you.
RETURN TO SCHOOL: Your child may return to school on Day 6 if:
They have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications;
Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving, and
A well-fitting mask can be worn through Day 10.
Participation in extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, chorus, etc.) will be limited to only those activities where masks can be worn consistently and correctly.
In order to help slow the transmission of illness to others, you are urged to notify the parents/guardians (if known) of any students your child identifies as having been a close contact.
If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, please complete the COVID-19 Positive Case Questionnaire.
EXPOSED TO COVID-19:
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Regardless of vaccination status, individuals who are exposed to COVID-19 may continue to attend school as long as they remain symptom free. Based on the individual needs of your family, you may choose to have your child wear a mask.
We encourage you to watch for any symptoms of COVID-19 in your child for the next 10 days. Testing is strongly encouraged 5 days after the potential exposure date.
Please complete the Positive Case Questionnaire, if positive, and keep your child home from school, childcare, and activities following the CDC’s school guidance for isolation.
Please refer to the CDC Guidance on what to do after being exposed to COVID-19.
HOW TO DETERMINE ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE
View the NJDOH update for more information on the current isolation and quarantine guidance.