What to do if your child is not feeling well
Any of the symptoms below could indicate a COVID-19 infection in children and may put your child at risk for spreading illness to others. Please note that this list does not include all possible symptoms and children with COVID-19 may experience any, all, or none of these symptoms. Please check your child daily for these symptoms:
Column A Column B
If your child has TWO OR MORE of the symptoms in Column A OR ONE symptom in column B (in the past 24 hours), please keep your child home and notify the school/health office for further instructions.
Erica Grilletto RN, BS, CSN-NJ
BRMS School Nurse
609-298-0614 ext 2009
Return to School Protocol
Return to School Protocol
If your child is experiencing symptoms that meet the criteria in the table under " What to do if your child is not feeling well", please follow the guidelines below. Please notify the school of your child's absence.
As per the Burlington County Health Department guidelines, your child may return to school ONLY when meeting the following criteria**:
- At least 5 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared AND fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication AND symptoms have improved OR
- A negative COVID test. If your child is sent for COVID-19 testing by their health care provider, written documentation of the COVID test and subsequent results is required. Your child MAY NOT return to school while waiting for their test results.
Symptomatic individuals who test POSITIVE for COVID-19 can return
- 5 days after symptom onset AND
- Have been fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine AND
- Improvement in other symptoms AND
- Written documentation of the COVID-19 test result.
- Face masks must be worn in school on days 6-10.
**These are subject to change based on the Regional Risk Matrix provided by the Burlington County Health Department
Face Coverings & Other Important Information
FACE COVERINGS- Optional
- Practice wearing at home.
- Masks - need to cover both the mouth and nose.
- Gaiters, bandanas, and masks with valves MAY NOT be worn as per Center For Disease Control (CDC).
- Cleaning - wash masks every night.
- Provide an extra one in case the one they are wearing gets dirty.
- Please make sure the school has updated contact/emergency contact information on file at all times.
- We ask that you have a designated person who can pick up your child within a 30-minute window if you will not be able to be here within that time frame.
- Parent calls to report a student absence due to illness should be clear about the illness/symptoms necessitating the absence.
STOP THE SPREAD
- WEAR A MASK!!!
- Wash your hands with soap and water REGULARLY for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid close contact with others and practice social distancing – 6 Ft. apart
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover all coughs and sneezes, then wash your hands with soap and water
- Clean and disinfect computers, counters, phones, and items most often used
- As per Center for Disease Control (CDC), during this COVID-19 pandemic, asthma treatments using inhalers with spacers (with or without face mask, according to each student’s individualized treatment plan) are preferred over nebulizer treatments whenever possible. Based on limited data, use of asthma inhalers (with or without spacers or face masks) is not considered an aerosol-generating procedure.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at the office at 609-298-0674 ext 2009.
Working together as a team we will keep our students safe and healthy.
Please remember the following guidelines regarding COVID-19 policies and procedures for the school district.
- If the student or a family member test positive for COVID , please keep your child home and notify the health office IMMEDIATELY. Please email or call the health office as soon as possible, especially if you receive the results in the evening or on a weekend!
- If the student is being tested for COVID-19 you MUST keep your child home and notify the health office.
- If your child is experiencing COVID-19 compatible symptoms, you MUST keep your child(ren) home and notify the health office. ** See list below **
** COVID-19 compatible symptoms**
- Experiencing TWO or more of the following symptoms: Fever > 100 degrees, chills/shivers, muscle/body aches, Headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose OR
- Experiencing ONE of the following symptoms: Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell.
As of May 17, 2021, New Jersey's travel advisory is no longer in effect.
According to the CDC, unvaccinated individuals who do travel should get tested 1-3 days before their trip, 3-5 days after travel, and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after domestic travel.
For those traveling to New Jersey, domestic travel is defined as lasting 24 hours or longer to states or US territories other than those connected to New Jersey, such as Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware.
For more information, refer to the CDC's guidance for domestic travel.
The CDC requires all air passengers arriving in the United States from a foreign country to get tested for COVID-19 no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.
For more information, visit the CDC website.
In addition, with specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may NOT enter the United States: India, China, Iran, countries in the European Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa. For more details and a full list of exceptions, refer to the CDC's update on travelers prohibited from entry.
What should I do while my child or family members wait for a COVID-19 test result?
· Self-isolate in your home. Leave the home only to seek medical attention.
· If you live with others, self-isolate in a private room and use a private bathroom if possible.
Meals should be eaten in your room and ideally, be prepared by someone else and left at the
· Make a list of close contacts you have had from two days before you became sick; or if you did
not have symptoms, the day you took your test. Close contacts are people who have been
within 6 feet of you for 15 minutes or more. A close contact could also be someone you had
extremely close contact with (face to face) even if less than 15 minutes or if you spent time with
an individual while you were sick.
· Interact with others as little as possible.
· Wear a mask if you must be around others.
· If you develop additional symptoms or if your symptoms get worse, contact your healthcare
provider for instructions.
COVID-19 Attestation Form
If a COVID-19 test is indicated due to presenting symptoms the District will allow an over the counter/at home COVID-19 test, with a photographic upload of the result or print out of the result with the student’s name clearly present; If an at-home antigen test is used an attestation by the student’s parent/guardian that the test was performed on must be provided; Each school Nurse will make available on the school’s website the form required from the student’s parent/guardian that will be used to collect this information.