@HSD Health Update

January 13, 2022

HSD Quarantine and Isolation Protocol Updates Effective Tuesday, January 18

If You Have COVID - Isolate

If you're Positive COVID and Symptomatic

  1. Excluded from school/activities for at least five full days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms).

    1. If symptoms resolve (fever free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving), isolation ends after five full days (returns on day 6)

    2. If symptoms persist (fever or other symptoms have not improved), school exclusion continues until fever-free for 24 hours, and other symptoms have improved.

    3. Neither a Negative test nor medical note is required for a return.

If you're Positive for COVID and Asymptomatic

  1. Excluded from school/activities for at least 5 full days (day 0 is the day of the positive test).

    1. If no symptoms develop, isolation can end after 5 full days (returns on day 6)

    2. If symptoms develop within one week of the positive test, the 5-day isolation period starts over with day 0 being the first day of symptoms.

      1. If symptoms resolve (fever free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving), isolation ends after 5 full days (returns on day 6)

      2. If symptoms persist (fever or if other symptoms have not improved), school exclusion continues until fever-free for 24 hours and other symptoms have improved

Additional Precautions For Those Returning from COVID+

Continue to wear a well-fitting mask at all times* through day 10, including outdoors when not eating/drinking. To avoid exclusion...


Indoor Lunch*

  • Student eats in a separate location or with increased social distancing through day 10
  • Parent/guardian picks up for lunch
  • Student continues isolation through day 10 and returns on day 11


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If You Are A Close Contact - Quarantine

Who DOES NOT NEED to Quarantine?

  1. Adults (excluded 18+ students) who have completed the primary series of COVID vaccines AND have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters*.

  2. Students ages 5-18 who have completed their primary series of COVID vaccines (2-weeks post second shot).

  3. Persons who had confirmed COVID within the last 90 days of a positive test.


*For the purpose of quarantine, someone is considered "boosted" upon receipt of the booster dose

Who DOES NEED to Quarantine?

  1. Staff who completed a primary series of COVID vaccines but have NOT received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
  2. Staff who have not completed the primary series of COVID vaccines.
  3. Students who have not completed the primary series of COVID vaccines.

During Quarantine

Excluded from school/activities for at least five days (day 0 through day 5) after the last close contact with a person who has COVID. The date of the exposure is considered day 0.


Individuals must be tested no earlier than day five after the last contact. The test can be PCR, Rapid, or home test and provided to the school nurse. This protocol goes beyond the NJDOH recommendations and will be revised when the current surge of cases subsides.

  • If the test is positive, follow isolation recommendations
  • If the test is negative, you can return on day 6 (no medical note needed)

What About Household Settings?

If persons with COVID stay away from other people in the home for at least 5-full days, unvaccinated household members must be tested no earlier than day 10 after the last contact. The test can be PCR, Rapid, or home test and provided to the school nurse.
  • If the test is positive, follow isolation recommendations
  • If the test is negative, you can return on day 11 (no medical note needed)


If the person with COVID cannot stay away from others in the home, then the quarantine continues for an additional five days following the COVID+ person's isolation. Reminder, those fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine unless symptomatic.

My Student Has Symptoms Consistent With COVID (regardless of vaccination status)

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How Can I Configure the Correct Return? Use the Below Isolation and Quarantine Calculator from the NJDOH

HSD Quarantine and Isolation Protocol Updates Effective Tuesday, January 18

HSD COVID Testing

  1. Testing is available to HSD students and staff every Monday from 3-5 in the HMHS Cafe
  2. These procedures must be followed in order to qualify for testing
  3. Recent update: Consent Form for minors to be brought with the parent to the testing clinic - no longer need to send to school.
  4. Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Students 18 and over still need parental consent but can go to testing independently.
  5. Final details are being worked out for an HSD drive-up testing location in the parking lot of Wedgewood Swim Club. Details will be shared when finalized.

Next HSD/Adler COVID Vaccination Clinic for HSD Staff/Families

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 4pm

5 Lincoln Avenue

Haddonfield, NJ

  • This event will again be held in the Central School All-Purpose Room
  • First vaccine shots (Pfizer/Moderna/JJ) are available
  • Boosters (Pfizer/Moderna/JJ) are also available under CDC guidelines
  • Adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old can receive their booster shot at this clinic (5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series is recently approved)
  • You must pre-register for this event at the Adler Pharmacy website
  • The second dose clinic is anticipated to be on February 10 at 4 PM for those receiving their first dose.

HSD Quarantine and Isolation Protocol Updates Effective Tuesday, January 18

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