ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Parents of Robbinsville Public School students have been directed to advise their children's principal f they are planning on traveling to a high-risk location on the "Level 3" list of widespread contagion-- currently listed as China, Italy, Iran and South Korea -- during the District's Spring Break of April 6 to April 13 or other dates.
The directive came Monday in a note from Robbinsville Superintendent Kathy Foster as part of the District's effort to "collaborate with the County Health Department and local health experts to monitor our response to the coronavirus."
If students travel to these countries, they may be required to self-quarantine for 14 days, the note said. Additional information on travel restrictions and guidance is available on the Centers for Disease Control's website.
Foster added that "if our school district receives a written directive from the Department of Health or local health agency, we would be required to immediately close our schools and activate our plans for remote learning. With that said, we need your help in thinking ahead as we create a contingency plan."
In the meantime, the School District assured parents that the custodial staff is using a product with a 99 percent kill rate / 10-minute dwell time to clean and disinfect "common touch points throughout the schools" at an increased frequency to "minimize any potential health hazards."
Families and staff are encouraged to be "extra vigilant in monitoring the health of children and their own health" and stay at home until they are fever free for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
Finally, students are urged to bring important school materials home daily such as notebooks and binders to be prepared in the event that the school district is required to close.
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