Health and Safety Update

Health and Safety Update
Posted on 12/15/2020
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Health and Safety Update

Dec. 15, 2020

Good Afternoon,

As we have returned to in-person instruction this past week, we are thrilled to welcome back students and staff to district.  The return of students and faculty to district comes at a time of continued rising local, state, and national COVID cases.  Today, I write to provide an update on health and safety data affecting the school district. You will note that there is a steady increase in COVID cases. I must appeal to our school community; please continue to take precautions should you be contemplating gatherings outside your immediate family. The news of a vaccine is promising but we must remember that vaccination is not a solution in and of itself. To date there has been no completed vaccination trial of children. While the news of a vaccine provides us with optimistic news, we must continue to adhere to clear health and safety guidelines with vigilance.

UPDATED HEALTH DATA AS OF 12/15/2020

  • 4 – Number of WW-P staff members with positive COVID-19 results (three teachers and one support staff)  
  • 1 – Number of contracted staff members that work in WW-P on a daily basis with positive COVID-19 results (contracted staff include custodians, food service, security, and bus drivers)
  • 38 – Number of WW-P staff members currently in quarantine and/or isolation
  • – Number of contracted staff members that work in WW-P currently in quarantine and/or isolation
  • 7 – Number of WW-P students with positive COVID-19 results
  • 143 Number of WW-P students currently in quarantine and/or isolation

HEALTH PROTOCOLS

WW-P Schools have implemented health protocols as informed by guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New Jersey Department of Health. When implemented with fidelity, the protocols work to limit possible exposure and spread of COVID-19. There are several critical components to our protocols and they include:

  1. Completion of a Daily Health Screening form.
  2. Social distancing of at least six feet.
  3. Limited direct exposure within six (6) feet for more than fifteen (15) minutes during a (24) twenty-four hour period.
  4. Wearing of masks.
  5. Proper handwashing.
  6. Set-up of classrooms that limits contact between staff and students.
  7. High frequency cleaning.
  8. Practice good hand hygiene. Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer.
  9. Daily temperature checks.
  10. Hallways and restrooms are cleaned and disinfected daily.
  11. All classrooms, offices, and high touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected daily.

Below are some resources that might be helpful.

RESOURCES

Please continue to follow the health protocols that serve to keep your family and the families of West Windsor and Plainsboro safe.

Sincerely,


Dr. David Aderhold

Superintendent of Schools


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