District Health and Safety Update

District Health and Safety
Posted on 11/19/2021
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Dear WW-P Community,

Over the last two weeks, our school community, as well as the State, has seen an uptick in the number of reported COVID cases. With the rise in COVID cases accompanied by next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, it is important to continue to take steps to lessen the risk of infection to you, your family, and your friends as we prepare for the holiday season. Some guidelines to keep in mind for upcoming gatherings:

  • Get vaccinated (or get the booster if eligible). The vaccine is now available for all individuals ages five and above. Many vaccinated adults are also eligible for a booster. To find an appointment nearby, please visit the State site at https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/finder
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should wear a mask in indoor public places. On school grounds masks are mandatory indoors.
  • Individuals who are immunocompromised should follow the precautions recommended for unvaccinated individuals.
  • To maximize protection, vaccinated individuals should wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
  • If an individual is sick or has COVID-19 symptoms, the individual should stay home and get tested for COVID-19.
  • Outdoor celebrations and activities remain safer than indoor events.

Please note that due to the shortened week next week, there will be no WW-P Health and Safety Update sent Nov. 26, 2021. The next Health and Safety Update will be sent Friday, Dec. 3.

Sincerely,

David Aderhold, Ed.D

Superintendent of Schools


Updated Health Data as of Nov. 19, 2021 (since Nov. 12, 2021)

6 – Number of WW-P staff and contracted staff members with positive COVID-19 results

4 – Number of WW-P staff and contracted staff members currently in quarantine and/or isolation

28 – Number of WW-P students with positive COVID-19 results

304 – Number of WW-P students currently in quarantine and/or isolation

Reasons for quarantine and/or isolation include:

  • Students who identify symptoms on the COVID Health Screening form (questions from the NJ Department of Health)
  • Unvaccinated students who have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more during a 24 period) of a COVID-19 positive individual
  • Isolation occurs due to a student being exposed to or experiencing COVID symptoms or being COVID positive
  • Students who have a household member who is exhibiting COVID symptoms
  • Students who have traveled internationally
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