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Keeping Students Safe and Healthy on Campus
All of our policies and protocols start with the overarching goal of having your children in EMS classrooms taught by EMS teachers. We continue to deliver a full academic schedule to our students and provide EMS experiences before and after classes, which greatly contribute to our curriculum.
We have a fierce belief that our committed community, deep experience as educators, and the sheer size and expansiveness of our campus have helped us develop a pandemic response that is unparalleled. Our response continues to evolve as we learn more about COVID-19.
Recent Updates & News:
- Added Nov. 23 – Travel Policy for Thanksgiving/Holidays (below)
Updated Nov. 23 – Weekly Testing Statistics
- Oct. 29 – We explain how we arrive at decisions for the EMS community
TRAVEL POLICY FOR 2020 HOLIDAYS
Thanksgiving break- Nov 24- 29, 2020.
As a reminder, we ask our families to respect the CDC guidelines as well as the New Jersey guidelines for this holiday. Stay home. Do not gather with members outside your household. Minimize contact. If you are traveling outside the tri-state area, please check the NJ travel policy to determine if you need to quarantine on return.
Looking ahead, it is important to us that the Winter Break provides all members of our community with sufficient opportunities to rest, recharge, and spend time with loved ones. We have decided to be “Remote Only” during the first week of January in order to protect our community’s health and sustain in-person learning for the long haul. We ask families and faculty to plan their out-of-state travel between December 18-27. This will enable a quarantine period of 14 days, so that we can safely resume in-person classes on January 11. This will also give additional time for symptoms to present themselves after a possible exposure.
In order to ensure that students and faculty are virus-free before returning to school, testing kits will be given to students and to faculty on Friday, December 18. You are asked to take the test at home on Thursday, January 7 and return samples on Friday, January 8. These completed test kits may be dropped off at EMS at Morrow House (collection between 8-10 am on Friday January 8) or directly to Sovereign Labs (before 12 noon on Friday January 8). Students and faculty may also submit their own PCR test results (taken no earlier than January 7) prior to returning to school.
This post was created to better understand definitions often used when speaking about COVID-19.