Coronavirus (Covid-19)

CESJDS is tracking news and information about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region. Please check this page for information and updates.

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CESJDS Updates

Sick Policy

If you are experiencing any Covid-like symptoms, we ask that you stay home and immediately get a PCR Covid test. We do not accept Rapid Antigen tests. You can return to school when your test is negative and you are feeling better. You must have had a Covid PCR test while you are experiencing symptoms. Please do not delay getting your PCR test as many can take up to 24 hours to return. You are welcome to come to one of our testing sessions at school from home if that lines up with your illness. Again, students and staff are allowed to be in school with common symptoms like nasal congestion, cough, sore throat and sneezing as long they have had a negative PCR test while they’ve had symptoms.

The CDC states that Covid symptoms include:

  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Severe headache
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Public Health Resources

Please help prevent the spread of illness by keeping your children home if they are sick. Students must be fever free without medication for at least 24 hours before they can return to school. 

Please contact our nursing staff with questions.

Natasha Oksenhendler, RN
Head Nurse
301.692.4811
noksenhendler@cesjds.org


Heather Greenblum, RN
Upper School Nurse
301.692.4915
hgreenblum@cesjds.org