Following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), state and local governments are exploring measures to prevent and mitigate transmission of the virus. Impacts on school districts throughout New Jersey are inevitable, and could be wide-reaching.
No vaccines or medications presently exist to protect against or treat the virus. Therefore, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure.
In response to frequently asked questions, the NJEA has provided the following guidance with respect to the COVID-19, particularly the ways in which containment measures may affect school district operations, the delivery of educational services, and collective bargaining.