COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019)

The virus that causes COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world. The symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe. The virus is primarily spread from person to person, but one can also become exposed when touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching one’s eyes, nose and/or mouth. The more common modes of transmission are from respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.

Current CDC recommendations on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:


  • Instructions for persons who test negative for COVID-19:



Resources for parents...

Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus

Will My Child Bounce Back from the Coronavirus Crisis?

Helping Kids Face the Challenge of Reopening

Tips for Successful Online Learning

Helping Children Cope

How To Talk To Your Anxious Child Or Teen About Coronavirus

Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home

How to Help Children Build Resilience in Uncertain Times

Emotional Support:

Another area of continued concern:

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) encourages healthcare providers to continue vaccinating patients whenever possible. Slowing or stopping access to immunizations increases our risk for vaccine-preventable diseases.

*****Please be advised that as per the Englewood Department of Health and the CDC, your child(ren) will be excluded from school if not-compliant with immunizations upon return to school. If you have any questions or if your child(ren) is missing any vaccines, please contact your child(ren)’s school nurse via email at your earliest convenience.*****