• Definition of COVID-19 Compatible Symptoms

    Exclusion from School

    Parents should not send students to school when sick. For school settings, NJDOH recommends that students with the following symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school:

    At least one (1) of the following symptoms

    cough

    shortness of breath

    new olfactory disorder

    new taste disorder

    OR

    At least two (2) of the following symptoms

    fever 

    (measure or subjective)

    chills

    rigors 

    (shivers)

    myalgia 

    (muscle aches)

    headache

    sore throat

    nausea or vomiting

    diarrhea

    fatigue

    congestion

    runny nose

     

    For students with chronic illness

    Only new symptoms or symptoms worse than baseline should be used to fulfill symptom-based exclusion criteria.