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A message from the Superintendent of Schools 01-15-21
Covid Related Information 1-15-20

1/15/2021

Dear School Community,                                                                                        

This announcement is to inform you that the district was notified of twelve (12) new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) since Tuesday 1/12/2021.

  • Raritan High School reported four (4) new cases. All the individuals have had no recent contact with the school. No further action is necessary.
  • Lillian Drive School reported three (3) new cases. The individuals have had no recent contact with school. No further action is necessary.
  • Middle Road School reported two (2) new cases. Both cases required contact tracing. The individuals have been notified and quarantines are in place.
  • Beers Street School  has reported one (1) new case.  The contact tracing is complete. The individuals have been notified and the quarantines are in place.
  • Cove Road School has reported one (1) case. The contact tracing is complete. The individuals have been notified and the quarantines are in place.
  • Sycamore Drive Early Childhood Learning Center has reported one (1) new case.  The individual  had no recent contact with the school. No further action is necessary.

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Covid Protocols and Procedures

Updated: January 11, 2021

Isolation: 

  • Any staff member or student who tests positive for Covid-19 must isolate for 10 days at home. He/she may then return to work/school without another test provided the individual is fever free and symptoms are improving.

Quarantines: 

  • Any staff member or student exposed to an individual who either tested positive (even if that staff member/student is negative) must quarantine for 14 days. As a reminder, you cannot test out of quarantine.
  • The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has reduced its travel quarantine period to 10 days. Therefore, any staff member or student who travels to a restricted area must quarantine for ten days upon return even if you evidence no symptoms of the virus.

Contact Tracing: .

  • If a nurse/principal is apprised of a positive case, contact-tracing follow-up calls will take place and necessary restrictions/quarantines will be put into place.

PLEASE be ethical, diligent and responsible regarding your travel, your adherence to in-place expectations, and your willingness to report any cases in your family to the school nurse or principal. Please avoid large indoor gatherings and any similar situations that may put others at risk. If the entire community works together, we will be able to downsize the number of positive cases and move closer toward restoring a sense of normalcy.