The mission of the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) is the attainment of optimal health, safety and well-being of New Jersey’s infants, children, adolescents, young adults and promotion of pediatricians, primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub specialists and pediatric surgical specialists as the best qualified of all health professionals to provide child healthcare.

We welcome every opportunity to partner with forward thinking individuals and organizations focused on addressing children’s healthcare issues. Contact NJAAP to tap our expertise and assistance in supporting your efforts to protect all children in New Jersey.

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COVID-19 Guidance For Safe Schools

The 2020-21 school year has looked far different than previous school years. With COVID-19 infection rates fluctuating across the country, schools have chosen between in-person learning, hybrid schedules, and fully remote learning instructional models. State government officials in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington DC have released considerations to safely operate schools. In general, these considerations are non-mandated guidance, though many include mandated requirements for all students and staff. All state guidance documents acknowledge that local school districts should have flexibility to make decisions to accommodate local needs and some school districts may have rules that are more stringent than the state guidance.

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Children should wear masks in school this fall, even if vaccinated, pediatricians group urges

Dr. Jeanne Craft, president of New Jersey American Academy of Pediatrics, discusses the recommendation.

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