COVID Updates & Information

For assistance with COVID related issues and positive test results during the school day, please call (609) 967-7544 for the Avalon School or (609) 368-4413 for the Stone Harbor School and ask to speak to the school nurse. 

If you are having a COVID related issue outside of school hours and cannot reach your primary care physician, the NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the Public on COVID-19, for general COVID questions:

Call: 2-1-1

Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253

Text: NJCOVID to 898-211

Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

If you or a member of your household tested positive for COVID-19 in any testing center, the result will be forwarded automatically to the Cape May County Department of Health from the laboratory and you will be contacted by them when they receive the result. 


For more information:

http://www.cmchealth.net

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml#3

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID-How-Long-Isolate-Quarantine.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community/schools-childcare/Infographics-for-Parents.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/stress-coping/parental-resources/index.html

Current Laboratory Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
in the School Community

 September
2021

 October
2021

November
2021 

 December
2021

 Avalon School

 5

3  

 Stone Harbor School

 1

3 1

Last updated 11/03/21


Communication of Confirmed COVID-19 Individual
1. Individuals identified through contact tracing as being in “close contact” with a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 person in school will receive a direct phone call from school staff. Recipients of this “close contact” letter must quarantine at home for 10-14 days (based on county-wide level of transmission) from the date of exposure, practice social distancing, and monitor for symptoms.


2. After close contacts are notified, school administration will notify all students, staff, and parents that there is a laboratory confirmed COVID-19 case via ParentSquare. Information will also be posted on this website.  Recipients of this general notification require no further action and may continue with normal daily routines.

“Close Contact” is a person who spent 15 minutes or more within a 24-hour period and was within 6 feet of a person who is infected with COVID-19. Exposure must happen while the infected person is infectious (2 days before onset to 10 days after). Exception: In the K–12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student where both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.

If you have a trip planned during the school year,  please notify the Main Office for current travel guidelines.