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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why did the Health and Safety Committee recommend these revisions? 

District Administration recommended revisions to the Health and Safety Plan to align with recently updated guidance from qualified health agencies. Per the requirements of our Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) grants we received, we will continue to revisit the Health and Safety Plan periodically. 

Is my child required to wear a mask at school?

Effective March 2, 2022, our District adopted a mask-optional policy. Students and staff are no longer required to wear masks indoors, however, they may elect to wear one if they prefer an additional layer of protection.

Will all COVID-19 mitigation measures be removed? 

The District will uphold its ongoing sanitation procedures, such as deep cleaning of our classrooms and encouraging handwashing. 

What if my child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

If your child is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID, such as 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, we recommend consulting your healthcare provider and seeking a COVID-19 test as advised by a physician. 

What if my child tests positive for COVID-19?

The revised Health and Safety Plan calls for COVID-19 protocols similar to our approach to other contagious illnesses, wherein if your child has a fever, they must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before they can return to school. It is also highly encouraged that symptoms be improving before the child returns. Please see further guidance about When to Stay Home here

Will we receive information about possible close contacts?

The district will no longer engage in contact tracing or notifications related to COVID-19. 

Will the District remain mask-optional? 

Yes, as the situation permits. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and any newly released guidance from qualified health and education agencies. Should the circumstances change, the District may recommend reinstating a masking policy to protect the health and safety of our school community. 

Questions? Please contact our school nurses:

HS/MS
Elizabeth A. Simon, R.N., M.Ed.                     
Certified School Nurse, N.C.S.N.
esimon@nhsd.org
215-862-8168

LES/UES
Alane Hemberger, R.N., M.Ed.
Certified School Nurse, N.C.S.N.
ahemberger@nhsd.org
215-862-8167