MORRISTOWN, NJ - In a updated email to parents and guardians, the Morris School District has confirmed that a staff member at Alexander hamilton School tested postive for COVID-19.
"Anyone who attended school or worked at Alexander Hamilton School between March 10 through March 13, 2020, may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus", school officials wrote in the announcement.
In accordance with NJ Department of Health guidelines, the local health departments are advising that those who attended school or worked at Alexander Hamilton School during this time must self-quarantine at home for fourteen (14) days after the last date of possible exposure, which was March 13. Those who develop symptoms must consult with their physician and/or local health department, as the need to self-quarantine may extend beyond the 14-day quarantine period, they said.
The district further stated that due to HIPPAA law,s no additional information will be given.
District officials stated that while in the 14-day quarantine, "if you develop symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or abdominal cramping, you must contact your primary care physician by phone. Do not show up to a doctor’s office or the hospital without calling. Your physician may direct you to call the health department of the town in which you live to self-report your symptoms and to ask where you may get COVID-19 testing in your area. If you do not have a primary care physician, Atlantic Health Systems has established a COVID-19 triage nurse who can be reached at (973) 971-6117".
In the days and weeks ahead, please continue to watch for any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in members of your household, they said. If symptoms develop, contact your primary care physician, the triage nurse, or the local health department to receive further instructions.
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