Welcome to River Dell Middle School Health Office

Fran Puleo RN, CSN

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Flu information from the New Jersey Board of Health


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.

For COVID-19 information and a list of testing centers, click on the links below:

  • COVID-19 Test Site Finder - Please verify hours and requirements with testing sites prior to visiting. Many sites require an appointment in advance and some require proof of residency in New Jersey or within a specific county or municipality. 

Flu vs. Coronavirus

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.

Flu Facts

In the event of a temperature elevation of 100 degrees or more, the student must 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


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