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Welcome to the Nurses Page
Sheryl Hernon, R.N., C.S.N.
(973) 379-4843 ext: 33008
Thank you for visiting my page. I will use it to keep you apprised of various health concerns here at Deerfield School and to share information pertinent to the health and well-being of your child. To contact me via email just click on my name. 
Millburn School District is carefully monitoring and responding to information as we receive it, surrounding COVID-19. The safety of our students, staff, faculty and community is our highest priority. We receive our information from the Centers for Disease Control CDC, as well as the New Jersey Department of Health NJDOH, our local health department LHD Johns Hopkins University Center for Science and Engineering JHU and the US State Department State Department Travel Advisory
Under this guidance we have developed several COVID-19 procedures, these include:
  • Screening for all staff, faculty and once our students return they too will be screened.
  • Intensive cleaning before, during and after the school day.
  • Setting up the classrooms to maintain social distancing.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear masks in the building.
  • Handwashing and sanitizing stations throughout the buildings.
How you can help:
  • Monitor your child's health by taking daily temperatures
  • Keep your child home if unwell
  • Pick up your child promptly if he or she becomes unwell during the school day
  • Follow the travel restriction guidelines
  • Prepare your child to wear a mask and practice social distancing in school

Guidelines For Sending Your Child To School for minor Illness

Sometimes it is confusing to decide to send your child to school, I would like to share some guidelines to help you decide if your child is well enough to come to school. (These do not take into account any COVID-19 protocals in place.)

  • Fever-Your child should be fever-free (100’ F is considered a fever) for 24 hours before returning to school.  A normal temperature is one not masked by the effects of acetaminophen or ibuprofen.  Very often children feel better in the morning and then by afternoon their temperature has returned.

  • Vomiting/diarrhea-Your child should not have vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.  They should have eaten 2 meals and have kept them down.

  • Strep Throat-If your child has strep throat they must be on the antibiotics for 24 hours.

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)- your child must be on antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Cough/Cold-Keep your child home if they have a cough that is persistent and productive coupled with thick or constant nasal drainage.

  • Head Lice- Your child must have been treated and nits removed before returning to school.  Upon return to school they must report to the health office to be checked and cleared.

  • Impetigo- is a very contagious blistery skin infection, usually on the face. Your child must see their MD and be on antibiotics for a full 24 hours. The lesions must  be covered on their return to school

I hope this information helps you in helping me to keep Deerfield School healthy this year.

Please reference the link below from the CDC reguarding return to school after testing Covid +

I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms

You can be around others after:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*

*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​

Most people do not require testing to decide when they can be around others; however, if your healthcare provider recommends testing, they will let you know when you can resume being around others based on your test results.

Note that these recommendations do not apply to persons with severe COVID-19 or with severely weakened immune systems (immunocompromised). These persons should follow the guidance below for “I was severely ill with COVID-19 or have a severely weakened immune system (immunocompromised) due to a health condition or medication. When can I be around others?”