Health and Safety Update

Health and Safety Update
Posted on 05/07/2021
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Health and Safety Update

May 7, 2021

Throughout our community, we are seeing signs of progress regarding COVID-19. Increasing number of individuals are being vaccinated, appointments are more readily available and individuals ages 16 and above are now eligible to receive the vaccine. We are also hopeful that in the coming weeks, children ages 12-15 will also become eligible to make appointments to receive the vaccine.

These hopeful signs are also seen in our District’s updated health data over the past two weeks (listed below). Although progress is being made locally and nationally, we must still continue to heed the guidance of both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New Jersey Department of Health. Guidance around social distancing, mask wearing, practicing good hand hygiene, and not attending school/activities when feeling ill must continue to be heeded in order to protect our students and those who are not yet vaccinated. 

As we approach the end of the school year and the events that celebrate our staff and students’ hard work, we must continue to follow these health and safety protocols that have served to keep our communities safe.  

 


 

Updated Health Data as of May 7, 2021 (since April 23, 2021)

  • 0 – Number of WW-P staff members with positive COVID-19 results 

  • 0 – 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)

  • 3 – Number of WW-P staff members in quarantine (3) and/or isolation (0)

  • 1 – Number of contracted staff members that work in WW-P currently in quarantine (1) and/or isolation (0)

  • 2 – Number of WW-P students with positive COVID-19 results

  • 192 – Number of WW-P students in quarantine (145) and/or isolation (47)


  • Reasons for quarantine and/or isolation include:

    • Staff and students who identify symptoms on the Daily Health Screening form (questions from the NJ Department of Health)

    • Staff and students who have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more during a 24 period) of a COVID-19 positive individual

    • Isolation occurs due to a staff or student being exposed to or experiencing COVID symptoms or being COVID positive 

    • Staff and students who have a household member who is exhibiting COVID symptoms

    • Staff and students who have traveled from a state on the NJ Travel Advisory List

    • Staff and students who have traveled internationally


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 three 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.


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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