WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School sent a letter on Thursday to the Watchung Hills learning community regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19).
"While we currently have no concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) within our school, we are monitoring the alerts from the CDC about the possibility of the spread of the Coronavirus within the United States" the letter from Superintendent Elizabeth Jewett said. "We continue to follow the current guidance posted by the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Health.
We are in the process of developing a plan for the possibility of the spread of the virus in the U.S. and the impact that may have on schools. Our Board of Education, leadership team, health office, and IT department are working together to plan for continuity of instruction should student absences increase or the need for school closure arises.
Again, we would like to remind you of the recommended precautions for preventing the flu and other viruses:
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or into your sleeve, not your hands.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Wash hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing
• Students should remain home when they are sick.
• Students should not return to school unless they have been fever-free without medication
for 24 hours.
• Avoid people who are sick.
• Get a flu shot – it’s not too late to be protected.
• Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces and objects.
Please do not hesitate to contact our health office (908-647-4800 ext. 4878 with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and staff safe and healthy."
Elizabeth C. Jewett, Ph.D. Superintendent