- Contact Tracing
- Close Contact
- Remote Learning
- Athletics COVID Testing
- Fully Vaccinated Guidance
- When to do COVID testing
- When to Stay Home & Quarantine Time Frame
- When Symptoms are Present In School
- Travel Guidance
- Protocol for Confirmed COVID-19 Case
- The Flu
- COVID Vaccination
- Magnus Health App Health Screening
- Additional COVID Resources
Any student, faculty, or staff who exhibits one or more COVID-19 like symptoms (as listed below) in a way that is not normal for them must stay at home and notify Stuart or their supervisor and follow the instructions for when you can return to school.
- Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
- New loss of taste or smell
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Shaking or exaggerated shivering/chills
- Significant muscle pain or ache
- Stomach ache and/or diarrhea
- Red eyes
- Skin rash
- Red palms/soles
** While the above are known symptoms, it has been found that many children and some adults are asymptomatic and still testing positive.
In the K–12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student where both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.
If a vaccinated student is a close contact of someone with COVID-19, they do not need to quarantine but should get tested 3-5 days after the date of exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until a negative test result.
We will support families who wish to quarantine until a negative test result is received. Please contact your division head and school nurse if you are determined to be a close contact.
Requests for remote learning will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Students who do not receive permission from their division heads will not have an approved absence.
As a general guideline, students who are COVID positive or who have been identified by the school as a close contact, will be offered a remote learning option. Families should discuss remote learning with their division head.
If you’ve been fully vaccinated:
- You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
- To reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- You might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if a member of your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated.
- If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
- You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
- You do NOT need to get tested before leaving the United States unless your destination requires it.
- You still need to show a negative test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding an international flight to the United States.
- You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
- You do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States.
- If you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. You should isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.
If you have COVID compatible symptoms it is recommended that you contact your Healthcare Provider to discuss to be tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.
If you are determined to be a Close Contact and have no symptoms you should wait to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 test to be performed 5-7 full days after the last day of contact with the COVID-19 positive individual.
* Quarantine duration is dependent upon the infection rate as determined by the NJDOH. The categorization (low, moderate, high risk) is monitored by the state and local public health office and subject to change on a regular basis.
COVID-19 Quarantine Time Frame for Persons Who Have COVID-19 Compatible Symptoms or Who Test Positive for COVID-19:
- Ill individuals with COVID-19 compatible symptoms who have not been tested or individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 should stay home until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and at least 24 hours have passed after resolution of fever without fever reducing medications and improvement in symptoms.
- Persons who test positive for COVID-19 but who are asymptomatic should stay home for 10 days from the positive test result.
- An alternate diagnosis (including a positive strep test or influenza swab) without a negative COVID-19 test is not acceptable for individuals who meet COVID-19 quarantine time frame to return to school earlier than the timeframes above.
Regardless of vaccination status, if a student or staff experiences COVID-compatible symptoms, they should isolate themselves from others, be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, and tested for SARS-CoV-2.
Quarantined individuals who are close contacts of staff or students who tested positive for COVID-19 may be considered for a reduced time frame based on community transmission levels.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN DETERMINED TO BE A CLOSE CONTACT:
You will need to quarantine based on the local infection rate.
IF YOU HAD COVID WITHIN THE PAST 3 MONTHS:
You do not need to quarantine.
FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS:
If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine. See definition in the fully vaccinated section.
Please, email the COVID-19 test results to Tine Boss, School Nurse, email@example.com before sending your child back to school.
Close off area/s used by the individual. After 24 hours, or as long as possible, we will clean/disinfect the area/s.
Stuart will notify all faculty, staff, and parents via email if a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among anyone on campus. Additionally, Stuart must notify the Princeton Health Department, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including confidentiality requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
*A determination about closing campus and length of quarantine will be made based on the extent of the exposure and outbreak. Source: NJ Department of Health
By state law, it is required that all children between the ages of 6 - 59 months must receive the influenza vaccination annually. Parents/guardians of children this age must submit proof of vaccination by uploading the immunization record to your child’s Magnus account (Immunization section) as soon as the child has received the vaccination - at the latest December 1. Lack of compliance will result in exclusion from school. If your child does not receive the vaccination due to medical or religious reasons, a medical exemption notice must be written by the pediatrician.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (though not required) that EVERYONE (any child older than 59 months and all adults) receives a flu vaccination for the 2020-21 season.
Getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19; however, a flu vaccination has many other important benefits: Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Getting a flu vaccine this fall will be more important than ever, not only to reduce your risk from flu but also to help conserve potentially scarce health care resources.
- Interim Guidance for Routine and Influenza Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pandemic-guidance/index.html?deliveryName=USCDC_7_3-DM34944
- Chart for comparing COVID with other flu-like diseases: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID-19_symptoms_illness_comparison_cdc.pdf
- What is the flu? Symptoms, Spread and Prevention: https://www.stuartschool.org/uploaded/parents/health_office/2020-2021_Documents/About_the_Flu.docx.pdf?1604428142248
While Stuart does not require students to be vaccinated, we join the CDC in highly recommending the vaccination for those aged 12 and over who are able to receive it.
Fully vaccinated Stuart students and adults must still follow all of our current mitigation strategies (mask wearing, 6’ social distancing and hand hygiene). Please note that a person is not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after the 2nd injection if it is a 2-injection series. If it is a 1 injection series, then you are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after the initial shot.
In order to be able to monitor the requirements for our students, it is very important that we know who has been fully vaccinated. Please submit an image of the vaccination card to the immunization section in Magnus should you have chosen to have your child vaccinated.
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones by Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 vaccines are free regardless of your insurance or documentation status. No one will have to pay for the vaccine! You can even use sick leave to get vaccinated so you don’t miss a paycheck.
For full details or to file a complaint, see mysickdays.nj.gov.
Don’t have a lot of time?
- Make an appointment at a time and place that works for you.
- Just walk in to any megasite. No appointment needed.
Need a ride?
Families will be expected to submit a health screening on a daily basis by 7 AM via a Magnus Health mobile app especially designed for COVID-19. Parents/Guardians must complete a daily symptom check each morning, prior to leaving for school. No one will be able to enter campus without completing the daily symptom check and showing proof of passing. NO EXCEPTIONS.
This screening process helps us create the safest possible environment for everyone on campus by avoiding contact at the school entrances where person to person transmissions could take place. This process allows the Health Office a secure way to collect and manage the daily screenings.
The first step in getting started with the Magnus Health app is to create an account through the myStuart parent portal. Once you follow the instructions via the button below, then you can download the app and practice the temperature checks.
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the Public on COVID-19:
Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
Text: your ZIP code to 898-211 for live text assistance.
PA residents are advised to direct COVID-related questions to 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258)
- List of travel restrictions for NJ: https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-and-transportation/are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey
- NJDOH COVID-19 Information for Communities and the General Public: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml
- Symptoms of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
- Testing: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing
- What to Do if You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
- Interim Guidance for Routine and Influenza Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Chart for comparing COVID with other flu-like diseases
- What is the flu? Symptoms, Spread and Prevention
Penn Medicine (with a location in Princeton) recently published a list of FAQs addressing COVID-19 concerns like identifying symptoms, testing, treatment and illness prevention. Click here for the full list of questions.