Jill Komosinski , RN

jkomosinski@readington.k12.nj.us

(908) 534-3810

Fax (908) 923-8614





Maureen Sjonell

MSN,RN,CSN-NJ

msjonell@readington.k12.nj.us

(908) 534-3809

Fax (908) 923-8614

Hunterdon County is in the Red (Very High) COVID Activity Level

Please use the link below to communicate a positive or close contact COVID case.


REPORTING POSITIVE or CLOSE CONTACT


Please see the Superintendent's letter from January 11, 2022 with the subject, Quarantine update.


Dear Readington Parents and Guardians,


Yesterday, the New Jersey Department of Health released new, updated guidance regarding the time frames for isolation and quarantine related to COVID-19. This letter outlines these time frames and provides other updates.


Isolation Period

Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-

19. The majority of COVID-19 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after. Persons who have COVID-19 symptoms should be tested for COVID-19 with a viral test. Everyone who tests positive for COVID-19 infection or who have symptoms of COVID-19 (including those waiting for test results or who haven’t been tested), regardless of vaccination status, should isolate for at least 5 full days (reduced from 10) and take additional precautions during and after isolation. Date of symptom onset or positive test is considered day 0. These additional precautions include wearing a mask, avoiding travel, and avoiding high-risk activities on days 6-10. High risk activities include visiting nursing homes, going to the gym, eating at a restaurant, and other activities that do not permit mask-wearing.


Quarantine Period

Quarantine is a strategy used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who have been in

close contact with someone with COVID-19 apart from others. Persons having close contact with someone who is in their isolation period would be considered exposed, should be tested for COVID-19, and may need to quarantine, depending on vaccination status and if recently recovered. During quarantine, exposed cases stay home and away from others for at least 5 days (reduced from 10) after the last close contact with a person who has COVID-19. The date of exposure is considered day 0.


Who does not need to quarantine?

Individuals in the following groups do not need to quarantine.

  • Adults 18 years or older who completed a primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine and have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters.

  • Children and adolescents ages 5-17 who completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Persons who had a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 90 days (see below for details).


Finding a Vaccine for your Child

There are a number of clinic opportunities at the County Complex on Route 12 in Flemington. Specifically, there is an opportunity for pediatrics only on Wednesday, January 19 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. More details can be found at the Department of Health Website


What proof is needed to show a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 90 days?

In order to show proof that one has had and recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, one must submit lab tests confirming the individual’s name and testing date. Availability of lab tests is limited and home tests may be the only option. If this is the case, an at-home test will be accepted if it is accompanied by one of these secondary documents:

  • a positive COVID lab test of a household member within 14 days to accompany the home test of the student/child who tested positive with the home test, and/or

  • a note from a physician confirming the positive test or making the COVID-19 diagnosis with a date.


NEW: Student COVID Reporting Form

Our School Nurses will be collecting COVID positive information from parents. If you need to contact the school to report a positive COVID case of our child, please fill out the Student COVID Reporting Form. This will assist us in gathering information and contact tracing.


Today, we ask all parents of currently quarantined or isolated children to recalculate your child’s isolation or quarantine period. If your child is at day 6 or greater in either category (quarantine or isolation), please send your child back to school tomorrow as long as your child’s symptoms are improving and they are fever free. Overall, this adjustment to the quarantine period is good news, as it allows students to return to school earlier.




Please use the link below to access information regarding COVID Vaccines for children and adults:

Hunterdon County Health Vaccine Information





COVID TESTING SITES:

Location: Contact Phone#. Location: Contact Phone#

Bowker's Pharmacy 908-995-4102. Hunterdon Medical Group (HMG) 908-237-4230

CityMD - Raritan 908-557-9802. Hunterdon Pediatrics - Sandhill 908-782-6700

CVS Pharmacy (798 Rte 202) 908-788-0793 PM Pediatrics Bridgewater. 732-605-5437

CVS Pharmacy (234 Rte 202 Flemington) 908-237-0393. Somerset Pediatrics - Lebanon 908-236-9500

CVS Pharmacy (Highway 31 Flemington). 908-788-1606 The Doctor Is In 908-782-7700

HMC Urgent Care -Flemington 908-237-4036 Walgreens - Flemington 908-237-0244

HMC Urgent Care - Raritan 908-237-4122. Walgreens - Califon 908-832-7117

Holland Center Pharmacy 908-995-0015. Walgreens - Whitehouse Station 908-691-9199

Hunterdon County At-Home Vault Testing 908-788-1351 Walmart - Flemington 908-788-7542

Hunterdon Family Medicine: Cornerstone 908-237-6910

Riverfield Washington 908-237-4144

Delaware Valley 908-955-2251

Bridgewater 908-237-4005




Travel: The State of New Jersey no longer requires quarantine for domestic travel. The CDC recommends that individuals not travel internationally until they are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to get tested 3-5 days after travel.

The CDC recommends unvaccinated individuals arriving in the United States after international travel will be required to test negative 3-5 days after arrival and quarantine for 7 days. The district will follow these recommendations.



When to keep your child home for illness

Students who have a temperature of 100F or greater must remain home until " fever free" for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine like (Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen).

Students who have experienced vomiting and/or diarrhea must be free of those complaints for 24 hours before returning to school.

When your child is staying home please call::

Attendance Line (908) 534-2113 Prompt #1

-leave your child's name, grade, and the nature of the illness.