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Updated August 29, 2022

If your son tests positive or is experiencing Covid-19 like symptoms please contact our School Nurse, Mrs. Kelly Mitzak, 973-325-6648 or kmitzak@shp.org, for guidance. 

Positive COVID-19 Test
Individuals (regardless of vaccination status) who test positive should:
·       Stay home for at least 5 full days after the onset of symptoms or if asymptomatic after the positive test (day of symptoms is day 0; if asymptomatic, day the test was performed is day 0).  
·       If they have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving after 5 days and are fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for 24 hours, they may return to school on Day 6. Masks recommended days 6-10.

Individuals (regardless of vaccination status) who experience COVID-like symptoms should:
  • Test at home for COVID – two negative tests within 24 hours are required to return to school

Close Contacts
Quarantine is no longer recommended for individuals exposed to COVID-19
COVID-19 exposed close contacts should: 
·       Get tested at least 5 days after having close contact with someone with COVID-19 unless they had COVID-19 (positive viral test) in the last 90 days and subsequently recovered.  
·       Monitor for fever (100.4◦F or greater), cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days after their last exposure.  
·       Masks are recommended on days 6-10

COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for K-12 Schools, Childcare and Youth Camps (August 29, 2022 ) PH_Recommendations_K-12_Childcare_Camp.pdf (state.nj.us)

Covid-19 Updates and Information

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  • Mask Mandate Lifted as of March 7, 2022

    Governor Murphy announced that the school mask mandate will be lifted effective March 7, 2022. After consulting with our Covid-19 task force, our Covid-19 doctor - Dr. Michael Kelly, and in accordance with the Archdiocese of Newark:
    As of Monday, March 7th, Seton Hall Prep will no longer require students, teachers, staff, and visitors to wear masks. All who choose to continue to wear a mask are certainly free to do so. 
    We are still awaiting guidelines in regards to contact tracing protocol, as well as updating our Dining Hall and lunch procedures after March 7th.
    Please note, 
    • It is imperative that parents act responsibly and keep children home if they are sick or experiencing Covid-like symptoms or are required to quarantine due to close contact.
    • Masks continue to be required on buses since they fall under federal transportation mandates.
    • Harassment or ridicule of individuals due to their choice regarding masks will not be tolerated and will be addressed swiftly according to the school disciplinary code.
    • Individuals experiencing Covid-like symptoms will be sent home from school and their return will be in accordance with school procedures regarding same.
    • Schools will be guided by any updated Health Department guidance including any requirements for masking after quarantine.
    • Individuals are expected to comply with a mask mandate if one is imposed by any venue used by the school for an event or trip and for transportation provided by a public school district with a mask mandate.

Covid-19 Contact at SHP

Mrs. Kelly Mitzak, RN
School Nurse
EMAIL: kmitzak@shp.org

General questions should be directed to questions@shp.org
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