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What happens if my child becomes sick at school?

What happens if my child becomes sick at school?

  • When your child verbalizes of, or is identified as having symptoms of illness, they will be evaluated by our nursing staff.
 
  • We will contact you for immediate pick-up from school and continue to appreciate your quick response to our calls/contact.
 
  • Until you arrive your child will be placed in an isolation area, made comfortable and asked to wear a mask (if medically appropriate). This is for the protection and health of your child and those caring for him/her.

 

  • Social distancing of 6 feet will be adhered to in the isolation area and students will be monitored and cared for at all times.
 
  • When you or your designated emergency contact arrives we ask you to call into the school main office at (973) 450-3500 option 4  -OR- ring the school doorbell at the High Street entrance, so that you may state your arrival.
 
  • Please remain outside of the building, your child will be brought to you by the isolation area staff.
 
  • Parent’s or authorized person’s ID will be visualized by our security staff and a signature will be required to sign the student out of the building.
 
  • We recommend that you contact your child’s medical provider and follow their guidance regarding next steps concerning your child’s illness.
 
  • If your child’s illness is confirmed as COVID-19, family members may require quarantine for up to 14 days. It is important to seek medical guidance to stop community spread of COVID-19.
 
  • It is imperative that you keep your child home with ANY signs of illness. Please refrain from medicating children for newly observed symptoms and sending them to school. This practice hides symptoms of the infectious period of the virus and exposes others that your child is in contact with.

 

We appreciate your assistance in these difficult times and together we can prevent and decrease community spread of illness.

Asthma Medication Changes during COVID-19

Asthma Medication Changes during COVID-19

 

Changes to Aerosolized Medication (Nebulizer) treatments during COVID-19 Pandemic.
 
Nebulizers treatments cannot be administered in school during the pandemic. Respiratory droplets in the aerosols may float in the air while your child is being treated causing others to be at risk.
 
Please speak with your child’s pediatrician to obtain the proper equipment which is a masked or unmasked chamber and a multi dose inhaler. Have their  Asthma Treatment Plan updated for the new administration of medication.  http://pacnj.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Asthma-Treatment-Plan-STUDENT-MAY-2017.pdf
 
If your child regularly needs a nebulizer treatment please administer it before school. Your child will be in school for 4 hours which is the normal spacing between medication treatments.  If your child needs additional medication during the day, it must be with a chamber and multidose inhaler. Very young children ages 3 and up can use a masked chamber for asthma medication dosing.
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