COVID CASES & TEST RESULTS
As of September 2022, we are no longer screening students and teachers for COVID.
We continue offering masks and rapid test kids to students and teachers.
There were a total of 33 known positive cases since January 3, 2022.
Latest COVID numbers for Northeast New Jersey, for Essex County (from Covid ActNow and from the CDC), Newark (from Essex County's website), Newark (city's website), and the NYT.
IN-SCHOOL TESTING (no longer provided)
We were working with Concentric to provide twice-a-week saliva-based PCR testing.
If you didn't register your child yet, please do so at this link: online consent form. The school code is CDLP9F. Having your child tested, makes it safer for all the other students.
You may find other free COVID testing sites in Newark and around:
ISOLATION & QUARANTINE (from January 2022)
This article from The New York Times explains the updated guidelines for isolation and quarantine.
You can also look at the slides that we shared during our last Parents Circle meeting on January 9, 2022.
Starting on February 1st, children above 12 need to receive a booster in order to be considered fully vaccinated.
The COVID vaccine has been approved for children 5 and older.
You can take an appointment to get your child vaccinated at Essex County College located a couple blocks from Discovery. The COVID vaccination is free.
Other free vaccination sites in Newark (St. James Health), from the NJ site, and from the Federal vaccination site.
These are the latest recommendations from the NJ Department of health for schools. (as of 01/19/2022)
If a health emergency were to force us to close the school for more than three days, we would switch to remote learning, according to our Emergency Virtual or Remote Instruction Plan.