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COVID-19: New state rules for closing schools

The NJ Department of Health released new rules today (August 13) for closing schools in response to positive tests among students and/or teachers.

The 19-page document includes the following:

  • When one or two people (students and/or teachers) are diagnosed with the coronavirus, all who had close contact with them could be required to stay at home for 14 days.
  • If two people (students and/or teachers) in different classrooms test positive, the entire school could be closed.

Access “COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Local Health Departments for K-12 Schools” HERE.