6 More Coronavirus Cases Reported At Bridgewater High School

Alexis Tarrazi
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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Six more people at Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School have tested positive for the coronavirus, school officials said Wednesday.

This brings the total number of positive cases at the high school to 13 and 20 total in the district. It is unclear if the cases are students, teachers or staff members.

Here is a breakdown of the cases listed by school and number of cases:

  • Hillside - 1

  • Eisenhower - 2

  • Middle School - 1

  • High School - 13

  • District Support Staff - 3

"Based upon our consultation with the local health department, all individuals required to quarantine have already been contacted. To be clear, at this time, if you have not been contacted by the school, your child was not impacted by this," Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Ficarra said.

On Oct. 22, the high school switched to an all-virtual learning program, effective Oct. 23, for the next 2 weeks. Read More: Bridgewater High School Goes Virtual After 3rd Coronavirus Case

In addition, all athletic and extracurricular activities were also canceled for the next two weeks.

As of Tuesday, Ficarra said the district still planned to return high school students to in-person learning on Monday. Read More: Bridgewater High School Plans To Return To In-Person Learning

As of Wednesday, Bridgewater had 9 new positive coronavirus cases bringing its total to 641 cases and 67 deaths. The lastest coronavirus-related death in the township was reported on Oct. 4.

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This article originally appeared on the Bridgewater Patch