NJ residents can call 211 or go to www.nj211.org for information.  Emergency Management Professionals will answer calls and assists callers to services most appropriate for their needs


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  • Please remember that sick students should stay home from school. Refer to this emoji guide to know when you would be better off to stay home and when you are ready to return to school after an illness. 

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District Health Notes

  • Warm Weather Watch-Out! for Tick Borne Diseases

    With the warm weather finally here, please be aware of the potential exposure to ticks and tick-borne diseases. There is several different types of diseases that can be spread to humans from the bite of a tick.  The most common are Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis. 

    Ticks live in or near wooded or grassy areas but can still be found in yards in your neighborhoods.  It is especially important to check your body for ticks after being outdoors.  Use a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body.  Be sure to check these parts of your body:

    • Under the arms
    • In/around the ears
    • Inside belly button
    • Back of the knees
    • In/around the hair
    • Between the legs
    • Around the waist
    • On the sclap

    What to Do if you find a tick?  

    1. Using fine-tipped tweezers, grab the tick close to the skin.  Do not twist or jerk the tick, as this may cause the mouthparts to break off and remain in the skin.
    2. With a steady motion, gently pull straight up until all parts of the tick are removed.
    3. After removing the tick, clean you skin with soap and warm water. 
    4. Contact a healthcare provider if you develop symptoms of tick-borne disease such as skin rash, tiredness, fever/chills, headache, stiff neck, muscle aches, joint pain, dizziness

    Do not use petroleum jelly, hot matches, nail polish remover, or other products to remove a tick. 

    For more information:     https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/vectorborne.shtml


    Tick-Borne Diseases






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