Welcome to River Dell Middle School Health Office
    Fran Puleo RN, CSN
    201-599-7250 x 2311

    Here is some information concerning the first drive up Covid 19 testing site.  It is important to remember you must have symptoms, fever, runny nose, cough to be tested.  Also, if you are not feeling well the recommendation if first to call your health care provider for their directive on testing. 

    Drive-Up Testing Center:  The first drive-up testing center in New Jersey will begin operation on March 20, 2020. The center is operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”); details regarding testing requirements, etc. are as follows: 

    Location:  Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
    Opening Time:  The center will open at 8:00 AM daily
    Requirements:  In order to be tested, you must meet the following requirements:
    New Jersey residents only (must have proof of residency with you)
    Must have active symptoms (fever, runny nose and cough); those who are asymptomatic (i.e. the “worried well”) will be turned away

    Testing priority will be given to health care workers and first responders
    You do NOT need a prescription from your healthcare provider
    Appointments:  No appointment is needed; however, you MUST meet the requirements described above, or you will be turned away.

    If you are experiencing symptoms or are feeling unwell in any way, your first course of action should always be to call your healthcare provider. There is little doubt that there will be long lines and significant wait times at the testing center (especially during its early days of operation); exercise common sense when making the decision about whether or not to visit the drive-up testing center.
    Click on the following links for information on the Coronavirus:
    Flu v Corona
     For information on the Adenovirus please click on the following link: 
    Information from Hackensack Hospital on signs of vaping in children

    What is Adenovirus?

    Adenoviruses are common viruses that cause a range of illness, including cold-like symptoms, sore throat, bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea and pink eye

    Adenoviruses can cause mild to severe illness, though serious illness is less common. Adenovirus can cause illness in persons of any age. People with weakened immune systems, or existing respiratory or cardiac disease, are at higher risk of developing severe illness from an adenovirus infection.

    Adenoviruses are common among places with large groups of children, such as hospitals, schools, and camps.

    Symptoms of Adenovirus disease usually appear 2-14 days after exposure.

     Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, in their lifetime. There are an estimated 1 million cases of shingles each year in this country. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox may develop shingles; even children can get shingles. However the risk of shingles increases as you get older. About half of all cases occur in men and women 60 years old or older.
    In the event of a temperature elevation of 100 degrees or more, the stduent mujst be fever free for 24hrs before they may return back to school. 
    In the event of either vomiting or diarrhea, the individual should be free of the above symptoms for a minimum of 24 hours .
    click on the link below for Extreme Cold Facts from the CDC