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Are Schools Open? What are Safety Requirements?

By J. | June 13, 2021

https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/reopening-guidance-and-restrictions/are-schools-open-what-are-the-safety-requirements#direct-link   Note: Face masks remain mandatory on public transportation, and may be required in health care facilities, nursing homes, child care facilities, prisons, and K-12 schools, based on CDC guidance. For more information, refer to Executive Order No. 242. 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR All students will be back in school for full-time, in-person instruction for the […]

Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention

By J. | June 13, 2021

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/operation-strategy.html

Judge tosses hospital workers’ vaccine requirement challenge

By J. | June 13, 2021

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/court-upholds-houston-hospitals-mandatory-covid-19-vaccination-policy-workers-can-refuse-vaccine-but-will-simply-need-to-work-somewhere-else-11623600540?siteid=yhoof2   Judge tosses hospital workers’ vaccine requirement challenge Sun, June 13, 2021, 12:20 PM A Texas hospital system’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees can stand after a federal judge on Saturday dismissed a closely watched lawsuit from workers refusing to get the shot. Southern District of Texas Judge Lynn Hughes made his decision […]

Will vaccinated NJ high school students be allowed to go maskless next school year?

By J. | May 31, 2021

Scott Fallon NorthJersey.com Will vaccinated NJ high school students be allowed to go maskless next school year? Mask mandates may be waived at New Jersey high schools sooner than elementary and middle school in the fall because teens have a head start on getting vaccinated for COVID-19 over younger children, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. A day after […]

Biden-Harris Administration to Announce New Actions to Help Schools Reopen Safely and Meet Students’ Needs

By J. | May 25, 2021

  Biden-Harris Administration to Announce New Actions to Help Schools Reopen Safely and Meet Students’ NeedsBiden Administration has a Summer 2021 Plan!

Coronavirus digest: CDC Recommends Masks for US Schools

By J. | May 16, 2021

Days after relaxing mask mandates for vaccinated adults, the US public health agency has recommended that all schools continue to use masks for the upcoming academic year. Follow DW for the latest. The US public health agency said schools across the country should continue using masks for the 2020-2021 academic year, as it will take time […]

Murphy Signs Law That Guarantees Tuition-Free Community College

By J. | February 28, 2021

Murphy Signs Law That Guarantees Tuition-Free Community College     By JOHN MOONEY February 27, 2021 at 5:28 PM   JERSEY CITY – Fulfilling a promise to make tuition-free community college a reality, Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed A4410, permanently establishing the Community College Opportunity Grant Program (CCOG) that will allow qualified students to […]

Montclair Parents Raise Privacy Concerns As District Plans Expansion of Computer Monitoring

By J. | February 28, 2021

By NATALIE HEARD HACKETT February 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM   Montclair Parents Raise Privacy Concerns As District Plans Expansion of Computer Monitoring   MONTCLAIR, NJ – This week, as the Montclair Public School District announced the https://www.tapinto.net/towns/montclair/sections/education/articles/montclair-parents-raise-privacy-concerns-as-district-plans-expansion-of-computer-monitoringimplementation of a remote instruction monitoring program, parents began to raise concerns over privacy. The district announced the […]

HVAC Upgrades Needed In Many U.S. Schools

By J. | February 25, 2021

Inadequate ventilation in classrooms is of particular concern, due to potential virus spread   CURRENT CONDITION: Physically verifying and documenting the operating condition of a unit will provide an accurate baseline of the current condition of the HVAC unit. Courtesy of Tiffannie Bond, Imagine Communications   A new report (PDF) from the U.S. Government Accountability […]

70 Rite Aid, 27 CVS Pharmacies In NJ To Begin COVID-19 Vaccines

By J. | February 11, 2021

CVS and Rite Aid will provide COVID vaccines, and a number of NJ towns were identified as locations. Vaccines were to begin Thursday.               NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy has confirmed that shipments of the coronavirus vaccine will be received at Rite Aid and CVS locations across the […]