Yantacaw Nurse's Corner
Jill Neumann, NJ-CSN
Welcome Back Yantacaw,
As Covid -19 continues, below are important ways that you can help prevent the spread of this pandemic.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed, if not feeling well it is best to stay home and speak with your physician.
- Please wear a mask if you feel well and are going out.
- Masks should cover both nose and mouth. Face shields may be used in addition to masks. Please note that face shields may not be used in place of masks.
- Face shields, are open on the sides and the bottom and therefore do not prevent the spread of germs.
- A mask should accompany a face shield.
- Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet way from others
- Do not touch your mask or face, so you do not spread germs from your hands to your mask, face, eyes etc.
- Apply hand sanitizer before exiting a store, restaurant, or any public place.
Additional ways to help prevent the spread of this illness include:
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use the inside of your elbow or a tissue, not your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, the amount of time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
- Call your doctor if you think you’re experiencing symptoms.
Visit Coronavirus.gov for more information, including a list of possible symptoms, testing, what to do if you’re sick, and other frequently asked questions.
Return From Travel
(District Letter: 3/23/2021)
An Important Reminder: If you plan to travel during the district's spring break, outside of New Jersey, New York, Pennslyvania, Connecticut and Delaware, students and staff will need to quarantine for at least 7 days upon return.
COVID testing will be required for staff members who have traveled, and available to students as well. The district is providing testing on Wednesday, April 15. As per the CDC guidance testing should occur 3 to 5 days post travel. If a student is choosing not to be tested, they must quarantine for 10 days.
Due to many COVID-19 variants now circulating, this quarantine/testing guidance is still accurate even if you have had COVID in the past 90 days or are fully vaccinated.
Travel Guidelines from the NJ Department of Health:
Travelers returning form any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and New York):
If travel is necessary, travelers should get a viral test (not an antibody test) 1-3 days before the trip and again 3-5 days the trip.
If travelers test positive, they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should postpone travel during this time period.
If travelers test negative, they should quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
If testing is unavailable (or if results are delayed), travelers should quarantine for 10 days after travel.
For more information on traveling during the pandemic, please visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers-duringcovid19.html.
Please note that it is important to visit the doctor when feeling ill and to keep up with required vaccinations
Nutley NJ Vaccine Registry:
NJ Department of Health Quarantine Timeframes:
The Center for Disease Control (CDC):
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If you have any questions regarding Covid -19 please do not hesitate to me!
Please Be Safe and Be Well!