@HSD Health Update

September 24, 2021

Updated District Closure of Central's Preschool Classroom

  • As initially communicated in yesterday's letter, the District temporarily closed a preschool section at Central for in-person instruction based, in part, on two pending COVID tests.
  • Thankfully, both tests came back negative (PCR); as a result, the class will reopen for in-person instruction on Monday.
  • Of the four student close contacts referenced in the 9/23 letter, one later became COVID+, and the three returned negative PCR tests (including the two students in the second bullet).

Updated COVID-19 Southwest Region Activity Level

  • The Southeast region has moved from the Moderate (Yellow) level to the Orange (High) level.
  • This has implications for HSD's Quarantine Procool, which has now been updated on the HSD COVID-19 Decision Tree.
  • Most significantly, unvaccinated people who have been in close contact with a COVID+ individual will now be required to quarantine (and be excluded from in-person learning) for a full 14-days.
  • As outlined yesterday, only unvaccinated students within 0-3 feet of a COVID+ individual for 15 or more minutes over 24 hours will be required to quarantine, with additional details and exceptions outlined on the Decision Tree.
  • In the PreK–12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) where both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time. This exception does not apply to teachers, staff, or other adults in the indoor classroom setting.

  • As a result of the change in activity level, HSD classrooms will be reconfigured over the next 1-2 weeks to provide more spacing between students, particularly at the elementary level.

  • Please click here for HSD's most up-to-date Health and Safety Plan.

HSD District COVID+ Notification Letter

Nursing Update

  • We were sad to see Nurse Reganatta leave the District to take a position in another district - we will miss her and are thankful for her years of service!
  • As the search for a full-time replacement continues, Nurse Barranger will be temporarily assigned to HMHS; Nurse Gonzalez will remain at Central/Middle, with support from a substitute nurse.
  • HMS Parents, please direct health inquiries to Nurse Gonzalez.
  • HMHS Parents, please direct health inquiries to Nurse Barranger.

Do not send your student to school if they are displaying COVID-like symptoms!

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

HSD/Adler's Pharmacy In-District COVID Vaccination Clinic

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 4-6pm

25 Sylvan Lake Avenue

Haddonfield, NJ

  • The Pfizer vaccine will be administered.
  • This event is for those who received their first shot on 9/22, those in need of their first dose, and those in need of the third booster shot - only for those getting their first or booster doses - You MUST pre-register at Adler's Pharmacy website.
  • Then click the image at the bottom of the page, "COVID-19 Vaccine Information." Next, click "Haddonfield Memorial High School, and follow the registration prompts/questions. Once registered, you will receive a follow-up notice from Adler before September 22.
  • This is being held in the HMHS Cafeteria. Please enter HMHS at the Sylvan Lake entrance. The main entrance to the school will not be accessible.
  • This opportunity is open to any individual eligible to receive the COVID vaccine.
  • HSD STAFF ONLY: We are planning an In-District COVID-19 booster clinic for HSD staff and their families (for those recommended), tentatively scheduled for November 2 from 3-5 PM
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