As we continue to face the challenges of a rapidly developing global health problem, we would like to update our school community and reassure everyone that we are taking all necessary steps to protect our students, faculty and staff. In our response to the coronavirus, we are following the latest guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the New Jersey Department of Health. We are also partnering closely with the Princeton Health Department and our School Physician who have helped to craft this letter.
Please know that our public health officials are screening all individuals who are considered to be at high risk for the coronavirus and are monitoring their health status as necessary. To help our schools make careful and appropriate decisions to keep our students safe, we ask that families are diligent in notifying us if they have returned from travel to China. Specifically, we are asking that families contact the school nurse if a student has returned to the United States from China on or after Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Appropriate steps will then be taken on a case-by-case basis for any student who is determined to be of high risk for exposure so that the most current recommendations from health authorities are followed.
For up-to-date information on the coronavirus, including protocols for prevention, the following are excellent resources: for the Center for Disease Control click here, for the NJ Department of Health click here.
As the situation regarding the virus continues to evolve, keep in mind that social media is fast but not always accurate. Be careful to avoid over sensationalized or inaccurate information.
If you have specific questions about your child or family, please contact your healthcare provider.
If you have general questions, we have provided contact numbers below.
- Call the NJ 24-Hour Public Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
- Call Princeton Health Department at 609-497-7608
Finally, please be especially diligent during this current cold and flu season to follow our policy to keep ill students at home. Students who are obviously sick or those that have had a fever within 24 hours should not be sent to school.
We appreciate your cooperation, and we will continue to provide appropriate guidance and updates to our school community.
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