Message from the Nurses

  • COVID-19 Message from the School Nurses

    As we continue to navigate through the remaining 2021-22 school year, we would like to share some important information to clear up any confusion.

    • Keep your child home when they are sick.
      • Please see the following guidance regarding illness/symptoms:

    • If your child has 2 or more symptoms in Column A or 1 symptom in Column B:
      • Column A:                                                                       

        Fever                                                                                

        Chills                                                                                

        Muscle/Body Aches                                                         

        Headache                                                                         

        Sore throat

        Nausea

        Diarrhea  

        Vomiting

        Fatigue

        Congestion or Runny nose

        Column B:

        Cough

        Shortness of breath 

        Difficulty breathing

        New loss of taste or smell

    • You must provide either:

      • A negative COVID-19 PCR test (rapid tests will not be accepted). 

      • or a doctor’s note with an alternative diagnosis

    •  AND be at least 24 hours after resolution of fever without fever-reducing medications to allow your child to return to in-person learning.

     

    • Use the resources/links that we continue to update on the health services page.

     

    • Please report any illness/+COVID cases to your school nurse.

     

    • Masks -are optional at this time

     

    • Quarantining and isolation
      • If you have been in close contact (15 minutes and less than 3 feet apart if wearing a mask or 20 minutes and less than 6 feet without the use of masks) with a COVID-19 positive person, you are required to stay home from school, quarantine, and report to the school nurse for further instructions.   
      • If anyone in your household is awaiting COVID test results, do not send your child to school. 
      • If you live in a household where someone else tested positive and cannot isolate themselves from others, your child will need to be quarantined for 5 days after the positive household member completes their 10 day quarantine period (total of 15 days from the positive person's test results)
      • Only PCR results will be accepted.
      • Quarantine Timeframes
    • Travel restrictions/quarantine
      • no longer required

     New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

    You are welcome to email us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to support the families of Woodland Park through this time of crisis. Please stay safe and be well.

    In care,

    Katie Meyer- kmeyer@wpschools.org

    Lynn Roehrich- lroehrich@wpschools.org

    Teresa Carbonelli- tcarbonelli@wpschool.org

    Lauren Avallone- lavallone@wpschools.org