• Roxbury Public Schools

    Daily Monitoring & Illness Guidance for COVID-19


    *ORANGE ZONE- HIGH RISK-COVID-19 REGIONAL RISK LEVEL* UPDATED- NOVEMBER 19, 2020

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    It is expected that you will be evaluating your student daily for COVID-19 symptoms using the daily screening app. Students who are sick (e.g. fever, vomiting, diarrhea) should not attend school in-person.

    **NOTE as per NJDOH “Siblings of a student who has symptoms and meets COVID 19-Exclusion Criteria should be excluded from school until the symptomatic individual receives a negative test result.”  

    If, within the past 24 hours, have you experienced one of the following symptoms? Or, within the past 24 hours, have you experienced two of the following symptoms?
    New onset cough Fever
    Shortness of Breath Sore throat
    Difficulty Breathing Chills/Shivers
    New Loss of Smell Body Aches
    New Loss of Taste New Onset headache
      Nausea or Vomiting
      Diarrhea
      Congestion/runny nose unrelated to allergies
      Fatigue

    If your child has any of these symptoms, please keep him/her home and monitor him/her. Consult with your health care provider for an evaluation to return to school. Please note as per NJDOH guidelines as they pertain to COVID-19 exclusion criteria, students who are ill with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and at least 24 hours have passed without fever reducing medications and improvements in symptoms. Please note- WITH A NEGATIVE COVID-19 test and a symptom-free 24 hours without fever reducing medications, child CAN return.

    Email your student’s teacher(s) for any missed assignments. When your child complains of, or is identified as having symptoms at school, 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, while continuing to wear a mask. This is for the protection and health of your child and those caring for him/her.

    We recommend that you contact your child’s medical provider (MD, DO, NP, PA) and follow their specific guidance regarding next steps. If your child’s illness is confirmed as COVID-19, family members may also require quarantine for more than 14 days, so it is important to seek medical guidance to stop community spread of COVID-19.

    Please review the following links on quarantining and isolating:

    ➤ When to Quarantine
    ➤ When to Isolate

    In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, schools are required to notify the local health department immediately of any case of COVID-19. Please let your school nurse know if your child or another family member in your home receives a positive COVID-19 test result. Additional information and COVID-19 related resources can be found at roxbury.org>District Offices>Human Resources>COVID-19 Resources:

    www.roxbury.org/Page/4740

    Daily Monitoring & Illness Guidance for COVID-19