Navigating COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for New Jersey school districts...
Navigating COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for New Jersey school districts. When implementing policies for the 2021-2022 school year, it is important to recognize that guidance continues to evolve, and policies may need to be adjusted accordingly.
In recent weeks, the New Jersey Department of Education and New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) issued updated COVID-19 guidance for the new school year. Topics addressed by the agencies include public health recommendations for schools, including mask policies, COVID-19 testing, and educating quarantined students.
Public Health Recommendations for Schools
On August 31, 2021, the NJDOH published updated public health recommendations for school settings. The NJDOH guidance states that the recommendations should be used by local health departments to aid schools in developing a layered prevention strategy to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Schools should implement as many layers as feasible, although the absence of one or more of the strategies outlined in this document does not preclude the reopening of a school facility for full-day in-person operation with all enrolled students and staff present.”
This alert was originally published on September 7th, 2021 on www.scarincihollenbeck.com. To read the full article, head over to: https://scarincihollenbeck.com/covid-19-education-alert/updated-covid-19-guidance-for-nj-school-districts