Positive Test, OR Symptoms with no test or no atlernate diagnosis Individuals (regardless of vaccination status) who test positive or individuals with COVID-19 symptoms who have not been tested and do not have an alternative diagnosis from their healthcare provider should:
Stay home for at least 5 full days after the onset of symptoms or if asymptomatic after the positive test (day of symptoms is day 0; if asymptomatic, day the test was performed is day 0).
If they have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving after 5 days and are fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for 24 hours, they may return to school on Day 6. Masks should be worn in school on days 6-10.
CLOSE CONTACTS: Exposed close contacts who have no COVID-19 compatible symptomsand who are not up to date with vaccinations:
should be excluded from school and...
Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days (day 0 through day 5) after the last close contact with a person who has COVID-19. The date of exposure is considered day 0.
If COVID-19 symptoms develop, get tested and follow isolation recommendations.
If asymptomatic, get tested at least 5 days after the last close contact
If the test is positive, follow isolation recommendations.
If the test is negative, you can end quarantine after day 5.
If testing is not available, you can end quarantine after day 5 (as long as there were no COVID- 19 symptoms throughout the 5-day period)
Exposed close contacts who have no COVID-19 symptoms in the following groups do not need to be excluded from school:
Up to date with vaccination.
COVID-19 positive within the last 90 days (viral test).
Regardless of whether they meet criteria for school exclusion, all exposed close contacts should:
Wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days from the date of their last close contact with someone with COVID-19 (the date of last close contact is considered day 0).
Get tested at least 5 days after having close contact with someone with COVID-19 unless they had COVID-19 (positive viral test) in the last 90 days and subsequently recovered.
Monitor for fever (100.4◦F or greater), cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days after their last exposure.
Through day 10, limit participation in extracurricular activities to only those activities where they can wear a mask consistently and correctly.
Governor Murphy announced that the school mask mandate will be lifted effective March 7, 2022. After consulting with our Covid-19 task force, our Covid-19 doctor - Dr. Michael Kelly, and in accordance with the Archdiocese of Newark:
As of Monday, March 7th, Seton Hall Prep will no longer require students, teachers, staff, and visitors to wear masks. All who choose to continue to wear a mask are certainly free to do so.
We are still awaiting guidelines in regards to contact tracing protocol, as well as updating our Dining Hall and lunch procedures after March 7th.
It is imperative that parents act responsibly and keep children home if they are sick or experiencing Covid-like symptoms or are required to quarantine due to close contact.
Masks continue to be required on buses since they fall under federal transportation mandates.
Harassment or ridicule of individuals due to their choice regarding masks will not be tolerated and will be addressed swiftly according to the school disciplinary code.
Individuals experiencing Covid-like symptoms will be sent home from school and their return will be in accordance with school procedures regarding same.
Schools will be guided by any updated Health Department guidance including any requirements for masking after quarantine.
Individuals are expected to comply with a mask mandate if one is imposed by any venue used by the school for an event or trip and for transportation provided by a public school district with a mask mandate.
Teachers have been instructed to work with any student who is quarantined or out of school for illness to be flexible with deadlines and testing. All students who return from such an absence will be given ample time to make-up work. In addition, students may use virtual means one-on-one with teachers after school hours or during help class times if scheduled in advance. At this time the risks of altering the nature of our instruction and losing the quality of in-person instruction has informed our decision not to use virtual, video conferencing for regular class sessions. Instead, we will focus on each student as an individual to accommodate any needs related to COVID.
Covid-19 Contact at SHP
Mrs. Kelly Mitzak, RN School Nurse EMAIL: email@example.com
General questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org