• Novel Coronavirus October 2021

     

    Have general questions about COVID-19?
    The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:
    Call2-1-1
    Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
    Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
    Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/ or nj.gov/health for additional information

    New COVID Alert NJ app https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/app

    Understanding Covid 19 and how to stay safe  This is very informative 9 minute youtube video for adults.

    The NJDOE and the NJDOH have been working collaboratively to respond with information for school communities on the 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China.

    School and childcare center administrators, teachers, and parents within New Jersey are concerned about how the current outbreak of COVID-19 may inpact their communities and wish to take approprite steps to mitigate risk.  The CDC is working hard to learn as much as possible about this new virus.  The NJDOH has also deveoped guidance and educational materials as this rapidly evolving situation continues to unfold. Therefore efforts to control transmission and mitigate risk are critically important.  Currently students 12 years of age and older can recieve the Covid 19 vaccine.  Please consult your child's primary care provider with any quesitons or concerns regarding the vaccine.

    District officials and school nurses are being provided with up-to-date information from the NJDOH and NJDOE concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) so we can disseminate timely and accurate information to families, students and staff.

    For up to date information on COVID-19 please visit:

    Bergen County Health Department website https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/departments-and-services/about-health-services

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

    NJ Department of Health website https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

    NJ Coronavirus Hot Line 1 800-222-1222

    The New Jersey State School Nurses Association Executive Board also issued a statement which includes prevention information.  

    Prevention is always key when it comes to communicable diseases. So, what can you do to help decrease the risk of getting infected with Novel Coronavirus?
    1.     Wash your hands with soap and water. Hand sanitizer should be used if soap and water is not available.
    2.     Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
    3.     Avoid contact with people who are sick.
    4.     Stay home while you are sick and avoid contact with others.
    5.     Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

    JUST FOR PARENTS...

    District officials and school nurses are being provided with up-to-date information from the NJDOH and NJDOE concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) so we can disseminate timely and accurate information to families, students and staff.

    COVID-19 Information Hub for Families

    NJ Parent Link COVID-19 Family Resources

    https://njparentlink.nj.gov/njparentlink/current/covid-19.html

     

    NJ COVID-19: Mental Health Resources for Youth & Young Adults

     Coping, Challenges, Crises Intervention & Support

    https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/youthhelp

     

    Talking to children about COVID-19 A Parent Resource from the National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses 

    https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/NASN/3870c72d-fff9-4ed7-833f-215de278d256/UploadedImages/PDFs/02292020_NASP_NASN_COVID-19_parent_handout.pdf

    Managing the Pressure of Parenting in a Pandemic  Today Show Video 4:50

    The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has developed a chart to compare the symptoms of COVID-19, colds, flu and seasonal allergies.  If you have any questions or concerns about your personal health always contact your medical provider.         Symptom Comparison Chart 8/25/20

    CDD Safe ways to Celebrate the Holidays

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/celebrations.html