2021-2022 School Year

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TEST-TO-STAY PROGRAM

Ridgewood Public Schools is implementing a Test-to-Stay (TTS) modified quarantine protocol for K-12 students who are exposed to a person with COVID-19 (close contact) and who are NOT FULLY VACCINATED. The TTS Protocol will go into effect on May 24, 2022. Below are the criteria for eligibility and the TTS requirements.

Test-to-Stay Eligibility (K-12 Students)

  • The student does not have signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

  • The student is not a household contact of a COVID-19 case.

  • The student is able and willing to follow the TTS requirements with parental consent.

Test-to-Stay Requirements

  • The student is to be tested immediately following the notification of being a close contact. The test may be performed using a home-based kit or rapid test at a testing site.

    • If negative, the student may return to school if the parent completes the TTS Agreement Form agreeing to adhere to the Ridgewood Public Schools TTS Protocol.

  • The student is required to wear a mask indoors and outdoors at school through day 10.

  • The student is to be tested on day 5 after exposure.

    • If negative, the student may continue with in-person learning abiding by the above requirements.

  • If either test is positive, the student must follow the exclusion protocol.



TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19? WHAT TO DO NEXT.

If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, please complete the COVID-19 Positive Case Questionnaire.


HOW TO DETERMINE ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE

View the NJDOH update for more information on the current isolation and quarantine guidance.