Welcome to the COVID-19 Dashboard. This website contains a summary of COVID-19 cases, a list of school closures, and frequently asked questions. From the menu at the top of this page, letters from the district pertaining to COVID-19 cases and transitions to all remote learning can be found. COVID-19 notification letters are sent to the school community to alert families and staff of positive cases, ensuring transparency and consistency in communication.
All decisions regarding quarantine and building closure are made in consultation with the Village of Ridgewood Health Department based on the New Jersey Department of Health guidelines. The case numbers presented below are only one consideration when making these important decisions about the status of our schools.
COVID-19 CaSES Since September 1, 2020
Below is a summary of COVID-19 cases for the district with the most recent cases listed first. To only view cases for an individual school, please click on the name of the school at the bottom of the spreadsheet. This spreadsheet will be updated weekly on Friday.
COVID-19 School Closures since september 1, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
How is a COVID-19 close contact defined?
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, a close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of someone with suspected or known COVID-19 for 15 or more minutes during a 24-hour period. In some school situations, it may be difficult to determine whether individuals have met this criterion and an entire cohort, classroom, or other group may need to be considered exposed, particularly if people have spent time together indoors.
How do I know if my child is a close contact and needs to quarantine?
Close contacts are determined during the contact tracing and investigation by the health department. Any close contacts will be notified and given information regarding quarantine and when they may return to the building.
If my child must quarantine, what happens with aftercare, youth sports, and other outside activities?
Families should notify all outside organizations and their child's School Nurse when a student is presumed positive or a positive test result is received. Contact tracers will support the efforts of these organizations.
What is the current policy for returning to school after a positive test?
Students must remain out of school for 10 days from the test date or from the onset of symptoms. Symptoms should be improving, and the student should be fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of medications to control the fever before returning to school.