Westwood Regional School District
2022-2023 School Year
Site Updated January 1, 2023
If a student Tests positive
You should stay home and isolate for at least 5 days.
If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can return to school. You may choose to wear a mask; that is optional.
Layered Protection and Control Strategies
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) suggests should put in place a core set of infectious disease prevention strategies as part of their normal operations. The WWRSD continues to implement the following practices:
providing information to parents/guardians on Covid symptoms
supporting mask use by students and staff who choose to mask
continuing to report outbreaks and suspect outbreaks to the Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission
following NJDOH reporting requirements for reportable diseases
encouraging hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
routinely cleaning and disinfecting
maintaining appropriate airflow
Safe Return Plan
BoE Approved December 15, 2022
Remote Instruction Plan
Schools report outbreaks or suspected outbreaks of all communicable diseases, including COVID-19 to their local health department (LHD). The LHD works with schools to determine if there is an outbreak and provides guidance as to a response. An outbreak of COVID-19 in a school setting is defined as three or more individuals (positive by RT-PCR or antigen) among students or staff with illness onsets within a 14-day period, who are epidemiologically linked, do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting during standard case investigation or contact tracing.
Parents/guardians will be notified by the School Nurse if there are three or more directly related cases in a classroom. Only the parents/guardians of those students will be notified, per the advice of the District’s Physician.