COVID-19 Compatible Symptom Exclusion List

For school/ECE settings, NJDOH recommends that students/staff with the following COVID-19 compatible symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school ECE:

At least two of the following symptoms:
Fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose;


At least one of the following symptoms:
New or worsening cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder

For students with chronic illness, only new symptoms, or symptoms worse than baseline should be used to fulfill symptom-based exclusion criteria. 

You must report COVID-19 test results or an alternate diagnosis from the physician to your building school nurse prior to returning to school. 

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