Dear Eatontown School Community Member:
As you are aware, the district will return to a hybrid A/B Day, one-session day schedule beginning Monday, January 11, 2021. As we progress through this school year, the district is continuing to practice recommended health and safety procedures, including enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, screening faculty, staff, and students for symptoms, as well as requiring hand washing, social distancing, and the use of face coverings throughout the school day.
The New Jersey Department of Health has released updated guidance for parents with children exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. The guidance states that any child with COVID-19 compatible symptoms should not return to school until they have either received a negative viral test (molecular or antigen) for SARS-CoV-2 or they have completed an isolation period of at least 10 days since symptom onset and at least 24 hours after resolution of fever without fever-reducing medications, with symptom improvement. A purely clinical diagnosis is no longer acceptable. Please contact your child’s school nurse if you have any questions about this updated guidance.
Margaret L. Vetter School
Mary Ellen Branin
As always, we appreciate our community’s support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Below are some resources that might be helpful.
- NJDOH COVID-19 Information for Communities and the General Public: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml
- Get the Facts about Coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Symptoms of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
- Testing: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/index.html; https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing
- How to Protect Yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
- What to Do if You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
Scott T. McCue
Superintendent of Schools