Here you will find all information related to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The policies and procedures below are taken directly from documents provided by the CDC and NJDOH.
Please be sure to check out those links for detailed primary source information regarding COVID-19
guidelines and recommendations.
St. Charles Borromeo Parish School has adopted the following policies and procedures for the 2022-2023
school year. In addition to what is listed below, we will be following all the recommendations outlined in
the linked documents. Please pay particular attention to the changes from previous years and how they
affect our community.
The following are important changes that will affect our community:
1. In lieu of contact tracing, we will be moving to the cohort notification model recommended by
What this means for us – If a student or teacher in a classroom tests positive for COVID-
19, the parents will be notified that an individual in the class tested positive.
How this is different – previously, when a person tested positive only the individuals
he/she was in close contact with would be notified.
2. Quarantine is no longer recommended for people who are exposed to COVID-19, regardless of
What this means for us – If you receive a notification that a person in your
son/daughter’s class tested positive, students are not required to quarantine and may
continue coming to school for in-person instruction. The CDC and NJDOH recommend
that exposed persons (see #5 below) test after 5 full days and wear a mask for 10 days
How this is different – previously, individuals who were exposed to a positive case were
required to quarantine and receive virtual instruction, depending on vaccination status.
The following are procedures that have remained the same, or have only changed slightly.
1. Students and staff must stay home when sick (COVID related or not).
2. Students and staff must stay home if they exhibit at least
TWO (2) of the following symptoms: fever, chills, shivers, muscle aches, headache, sore
throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose
ONE (1) of the following symptoms: new or worsening cough, shortness of breath,
difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder.
3. Individuals regardless of vaccination status who test positive, and individuals with COVID-19
symptoms who have not been tested and do not have an alternative diagnosis from their
healthcare provider should:
Stay home for at least 5 full days after the onset of symptoms or if asymptomatic after
the positive test (day of symptoms is day 0; if asymptomatic, day the test was
performed is day 0)
If they have no symptoms or symptoms are resolving after 5 days and are fever-free
(without the use of fever-reducing medication) for 24 hours, they can return to school
Wear a mask when around others at home and in public for an additional 5
4. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must notify the school nurse.
5. Exposed persons (being within 6 feet of someone with suspected or known COVID-19 for 15 or
more minutes during a 24-hour period) regardless of vaccination status are strongly
recommended to get tested 5 full days after exposure, on day 6 (date of exposure is considered
After an exposure, students/parents and staff should carefully monitor for fever (100.4°F or
greater), cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days. If COVID-19
symptoms develop, students/staff should immediately get tested and follow isolation