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George White Health OfficeUpdate as of 10/30/20George White School families---Water Bottles-Please be sure to supply your child everydayOver this past week:As of today there are no COVID-19 postive students or staff members in our school.1 Student is in quarantinePLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE COVID-19 ACTIVITY LEVEL IN OUR NORTHEAST REGION HAS INCREASED FROM LOW TO MODERATE. IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FOR GUIDANCE SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH CONCERNS. Also the CDC has revised this week the definition of close contact regarding length of time associated with exposure and the time interval to assess the potential exposure that can results in transmission. Ths is now cumulative.Parents called in to report absences due to:Strep 1colds, not many reported absences.Over this past week, in my office, stomache, no fevers detected.It is not too early to get your Flu Shot-below is a link from the CDC regarding InfluenzaNorthwest Bergen Regional Health Commission (NWBRHC) is the agency that provides public health nursing services to the borough of Hillsdale including the Hillsdale Public Schools. Their phone number is: 201-445-7217Rapid COVID 19 Antigen Testing:Parent QuestionnairesPlease be sure to fill out the daily parent questionnaire every morning before your child comes to school. It must be electronically submitted through the Realtime Parent Portal. If you have answered yes to any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.If you answer yes to one or both of the two covid questions, please call me or email email@example.comThank you for fulfilling this important questionnaire. If you answer "yes" to any symptom and/or have a fever of 100.4 or above, (without fever reducing medication), please do not send your child to school. Consult your health care provider for further guidance.If you answer "yes" to one or both of the two travel questions, please email me immediately providing the state or country to which you traveled and the date you returned to N.J. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. It is critically important that you remain aware of the NJ State Quarantine List if traveling within the US or to a US territory as well as the International Quarantine List if traveling outside of the US. The links are:States and Territories on NJ Quarantine List:https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-and-transportation/which-states-are-on-the-travel-advisory-list-are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jerseyInternational Quarantine List:Masks with Exhalation Valves or VentsThe purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control. However, masks with one way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others. This type of mask does not prevent the person wearing the mask from transmitting COVID-19 to others. Therefore, CDC does not recommend using masks for source control if they have an exhalation valve or vent.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html#masks-with-ventsPlease call or email me for any concerns that you might have...Students with life threatening allergies-if your child has a life threatening allergies and requires Epinephrine during the school day please be sure to have the Epinephrine FARE allergy form along with the necessary Epi Pen Designee paperwork (and the Epinephrine medication) found on my website under MEDICAL FORMS.Hillsdale Boro Office of Emergency Management (OEM)If you are a senior citizen and in need of medication, food shopping or any other help, please callKathy Elgert 201.664.7100 ext 110 our local assistance director.Please practice safe social distancing, use face coverings.Stay safe and HealthyStay Healthy use your mask and wash your hands-SOCIAL DISTANCINGPlease see Mr. Lombardys district wide communications for details and updates regarding our schools.Please feel free to reach out to me via e mail: email@example.com for any questions or concerns that you may have.Remember to wear your mask, wash your hands at least 20 seconds and do not touch your face. cover your cough and stay home if you feel sick. and follow social distancing precautions.Dental Information AboveSeasonal Flu InformationPlease see the below link to the CDC website for general information specific to the 2020-2021 Flu season. It's not too early to be vaccinated! Other important links below:Please remember to keep your children home, if they have a fever and MUST BE 24 HOURS FEVER FREE BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL without the use of fever-reducing medication.ABSENCES: Please be sure to send your child in with a either a doctor's note or note from home explaining the reason for the absence.Please let me know if your child has any communicable illnesses/issues ex. strep throat, influenza, or conjunctivitis, impetigo, or head lice.All medications, prescriptions, AND non-prescriptions require a physician's order and a dated note from home giving permission for me to administer that medication accordingly.Administration of medication forms/EPI Pen designee paperwork and self-administration of medication are on my website under MEDICAL FORMS for this year's medications. This must be done on a yearly basis for renewal with doctors and parents' signature on these forms.Please be sure to give me a call or email me, if you have any health concerns for your child. Do not hesitate to contact me at 201.664.0567 for any questions or concerns. I am here to help and my door is always open!All State Mandated screenings will be given this year such as height, weight, vision, blood pressure, hearing and scoliosis screenings.This is to remind you that parties including food are not permitted. Parties and celebrations can be safe and fun without food. Please review our revised Food Allergy Guidelines for additional information. They can be found on the Health Office websites for each school. For your convenience, here is a link. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!
All New Student Physical Examination forms, Immunization forms, and Questionnaires are due NOW. All completed Food Allergy Packets, Medication Administration forms, and other medical plans/forms are due NOW. If you need to bring in medication for your child, please remember to complete all paperwork. Our Food Allergy Guidelines were revised and approved over the summer. Please be sure to view them.
PARENT PORTAL-Please be sure to update your contact/emergency contact information if you have any changesto your home, cell or work numbers. These are important contact phone numbers if your child is ill, for the nurse to contact you for an emergency.Please review this whenever you change a home or cell phone number, or change an emergency contact person.HEALTH OFFICE Weekly Information linkin the George White Weekly Parent NewsletterThis is the primary way of communicating important Health Information to our School community. Specifically, you may also go to the School Website - to HEALTH OFFICE under the OUR SCHOOL tab, to view important weekly communicalble health information.