Union County Vocational-Technical Schools
# UCVTS Students Enrolled: 2,319
# UCVTS Faculty/Staff: 255
As a way to keep the UCVTS community updated of COVID-19 positive individuals and related information, a dashboard has been created which will track positive cases in the District, by school. The UCVTS COVID-19 Dashboard can be found on the pop-up window on the UCVTS District main page and also via the COVID-19 updates page. Please note the number of cases for a given week will be tracked and included with year to date reporting beginning on September 8, 2021. For your reference, enrollment numbers for students and total number of UCVTS staff members are also included.
Our school nurses diligently work through the contact tracing process, in communication with our local Department of Health agency, when we receive notification of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 in our community. If a student or a staff member is identified as a close contact according to current guidance, one of our school nurses will reach out via telephone to discuss the matter. A variety of circumstances including, but not limited to, vaccination status and recent exposure are used to determine if close contacts will be advised to isolate and/or be excluded from school/work. Students who are excluded from school are expected to participate in asynchronous learning, if they are well enough to do so. Additional instructional resources in core courses will also be made available to full-time UCVTS students who are excluded from class due to COVID-19 exposure. Shared-time students at UCCTI are encouraged to seek assistance from their teachers and communicate with sending districts regarding supports which can be made available.
The District will continue to communicate closely with public health officials and follow CDC, State, and local health department guidance in order to assure the health and safety of our community.
Cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas will continue to be completed in alignment with the CDC guidance. The District continues to take precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of viruses and other germs and is cleaning frequently touched surfaces daily. We continue to monitor COVID-19 situations closely as they pertain to UCVTS and to local and State trends of disease spread.
We understand the level of concern regarding COVID-19. We encourage parents, students, and staff to continue following safeguards, such as:
- Get vaccinated;
- Stay home when you are sick;
- Notify the UCVTS school nurses of all COVID-19 exposures or travel out of the Country at email@example.com or
- Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds;
- Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues;
- Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils;
- Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart);
- Wearing a masks/face covering while in school; and
- Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.
As always, we appreciate our community’s support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Should you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to contact your building principal. Below are some resources that might be helpful.
b. NJDOH COVID-19 Information for Communities and the General Public: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml
c. Get the Facts about Coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
d. Symptoms of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptomstesting/symptoms.html
f. How to Protect Yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-gettingsick/prevention.html
g. What to Do if You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/stepswhen-sick.html