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COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 Dashboard

Welcome to the COVID-19 Dashboard. This page contains our School Opening Plan as of August 2021, a summary of COVID-19 cases in the 2021-22 school year, and reminders of current safety precautions, protocols, and guidelines.
 
All decisions regarding safety precautions, quarantine, and building closures are made with guidance from and in consultation with the Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission, the Archdiocese of Newark, the New Jersey Department of Health, and the New Jersey Department of Education.
 
COVID-19 Positive or IDed as Close Contact?
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have recently been informed of an exposure and/or identified as a close contact, please immediately contact IHA's school nurse, Mrs. Patricia Conaton, at pconaton@ihanj.com for guidance on IHA's protocols and quarantine requirements. If your daughter is sick, please keep her home and call the school nurse for guidance.
 
COVID-19 Symptoms
If you have experienced any ONE (1) or more of these symptoms, please stay home from school and notify the school nurse:
  • Fever  
  • Cough  
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste
  • New loss of smell
 
If you have experienced any TWO (2) or more of these symptoms, please stay home from school and notify the school nurse.
  • Feeling "Feverish"
  • Chills
  • Rigors (shaking)
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion or runny nose
 
IHA is currently operating on our regular, full schedule, including locker break and lunch, for the second semester. Key changes include:
  • There will be NO eating or drinking in the hallways.
  • Students who wish to eat during locker break must be seated in the PAC or the cafeteria. There is no eating in the PAC during lunch studies.
  • Desk shields will be available for student use.
  • Windows in the cafeteria will be opened 1-2" during locker break and lunch.
  • Students who are returning from quarantine on days 6-10 will be required to report to the Board Room for lunch and locker break. They will receive these guidelines directly as well as guidance on proper mask wearing.
  • Updated NJDOH guidance requires that all people 12 and older have a booster shot, if eligible, in order to be considered fully vaccinated and exempt from quarantine if identified as a close contact. This will go into effect on February 1, 2022. 
  • Students will receive guidelines for hallways, locker break, and lunch.
2021-2022 COVID-19 Cases
 
Guideline Reminders and Reinforcements

  • If your child is sick, please keep her home and complete the Daily COVID Symptom survey emailed every morning.
  • If your child (or an IHA faculty/staff member) tests positive or is identified as a close contact, please immediately contact the school nurse, Mrs. Patricia Conaton, at pconaton@ihanj.com or 201.445.6800, ext. 129.
  • A properly fitted mask must be worn at all times while in the IHA school building. This includes before school, during locker break, during studies, and after school.
  • No eating or drinking is permitted in the hallways before school, after school, or at locker break. Instead, students are permitted to eat while socially distanced and seated in the cafeteria or in the PAC.
  • NJDOH and the New Jersey Department of Education has emphasized that school-wide virtual learning will only happen if absolutely necessary and that the criteria for closures this year is significantly more stringent than in the past.
  • The Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission is consulted on all cases and makes the recommendation for school closure based on the unique circumstances of each school or district.
  • Remote learning is not an option unless a student has been directed to quarantine by a relevant healthcare authority.
  • Students who are returning from quarantine on days 6-10 will be required to report to the Board Room for lunch and locker break. They will receive these guidelines directly as well as guidance on proper mask wearing.
  • Updated NJDOH guidance requires that all people 12 and older have a booster shot, if eligible, in order to be considered fully vaccinated and exempt from quarantine if identified as a close contact. This will go into effect on February 1, 2022.
NJDOH COVID-19 Information for Schools
 
2021-22 COVID-19 Cases
 

Bell Schedules for the 2021-22 School Year

Bell Schedule 21-22