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COVID-19 Protocols

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Millburn School District is carefully monitoring and responding to information as we receive it, surrounding COVID-19. The safety of our students, staff, faculty and community is our highest priority. We receive our information from the Centers for Disease Control CDC, as well as the New Jersey Department of Health NJDOH, our local health department LHD Johns Hopkins University Center for Science and Engineering JHU and the US State Department State Department Travel Advisory
Under this guidance we have developed several COVID-19 procedures, these include:
  • Screening for all athletes, staff, faculty and once our students return they too will be screened.
  • Intensive cleaning before, during and after the school day.
  • Setting up the classrooms to maintain social distancing.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear masks in the building.
  • Handwashing and sanitizing stations throughout the buildings.
How you can help:
  • Monitor your child's health by taking daily temperatures
  • Keep your child home if unwell
  • Pick up your child promptly if he or she becomes unwell during the school day
  • Follow the travel restriction guidelines
  • Prepare your child to wear a mask and practice social distancing in school
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On December 3, the New Jersey Department of Health updated their COVID-19 quarantine timeframes. 
Due to the upward trend of COVID-19 cases in NJ, the current high risk (orange) level in Essex county, and the recommendations of our local health department, we as a district are not changing our quarantining timeframe.  Our goal is to keep our schools open, safe and transmission down, therefore we are endorsing that the quarantine time frame remains 14 days.
When a student complains of not feeling well at school:
Symptoms of COVID-19

If a student presents with one or more symptoms consistent with COVID-19 symptoms that student will be isolated in school and sent home as soon as possible.


As per the New Jersey Department of Health guidelines that student can return to school when:


  1. He or she is seen by a healthcare provider he or she receives a negative COVID-19 test 
  1. If the decision is made not to see a healthcare provider, in order to return to school:
    • The student MUST stay home from school for 10 days from when symptoms first appeared, AND
    • MUST be fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, AND
    • All other symptoms are improving (Loss of taste and smell can persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​)


A student who has been in contact with someone with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, or has COVID-compatible symptoms, must stay home for 14 days from the date of last contact, or until ill individual tests negative for COVID-19.


Siblings of a student who has symptoms should be excluded from school until the symptomatic individual receives a negative test result.  If the symptomatic individual tests positive, the sibling will need to self-quarantine. 



If a member of our community receives a diagnosis of COVID-19, all decisions regarding isolation, quarantine, and school closings will be made by the Board of Education and the Millburn Department of Health, under the firm guidelines laid out by the NJ Department of Health.
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