The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) on Feb. 3 updated its guidance for K-12 schools regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December.

Additional resources and guidance are available on a special page of the NJDOH website and a Feb. 3 memo from the Commissioner of Education. 

Updates that may affect school districts, as of February 2, 2020, include:

As a reminder, the NJDOH has established a hotline (1-800-222-1222) to answer questions about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Operated by the Poison Information and Education System, the 24-hour public hotline is staffed with trained healthcare professionals and can accommodate callers in multiple languages.

Also, the New Jersey Department of Health Local Public Health Directory lists all local health departments in the state.

The previous update, published Jan. 28 in School Board Notes, can be accessed here.

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