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COVID-19 Information Center

Testing Statistics

Current Status

Our testing to screen for SARS-CoV-2 in unvaccinated, asymptomatic community members ended on March 7, 2022. We will continue to require testing for students, faculty, and staff who have symptoms, and faculty and staff who are not fully up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccination, per our policies.

Parent-reported COVID+ cases are now listed in the myEMS COVID-19 Information Center. Cases are reported by grade and updated daily. If we learn of three or more related cases in any grade, the Health & Safety Team will review the circumstances and implement targeted protocols as appropriate and required.

NOTE: We will need to adapt to changing conditions and may reinstate past policies and procedures if community levels necessitate stricter precautions. We will continue to monitor COVID numbers for our area, regional and national trends, and community health information.

 TOTAL TESTSNEGATIVECOVID+
Week of March 7, 20221101100
Cumulative  (Since Sept. 9, 2021)7604757826
Metrics include cases identified through our on-campus testing to screen unvaccinated individuals and the targeted testing of vaccinated individuals through our “Test-to-Stay” protocol.
  EMSNEW JERSEY
Infection Rate (Week of March 7, 2022)0.00%0.83%

Return-to-School Testing

Before returning to campus as a community this September, EMS required all students, faculty, and staff, regardless of vaccination status, to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to screen for COVID-19 and receive a negative result.

 TOTAL TESTSNEGATIVECOVID+
Testing Sept. 1–Sept. 8, 20215105082
  EMSNEW JERSEY
Return-to-School Positivity Rate 0.39% n/a
Testing occurred no earlier than Wednesday, Sept. 1, with results due on or before the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 8. Individuals were able to take a PCR test at the lab most convenient for them.

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