EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Over a 100 students and staff members in East Brunswick have had to quarantine after two students tested positive and two were presumed positive for COVID-19 in the past two days, school Superintendent Victor Valeski said on Monday.
Two students from Robert Frost Elementary School and Hammarskjod Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, while two students from Churchill Junior High School and East Brunswick High School were presumed positive of the virus, Valeski said .
More than 100 students and staff members have had to quarantine due to “close contacts”.
“I want to assure the EB community that we have taken immediate proactive measures to quarantine all “close contacts” relative to today’s cases,” said Valeski.
“None of the positive or presumptive COVID cases reported today are the result of person to person transmissions within our schools,” he said.
Here’s the complete list:
Frost: 6 students and 3 staff
HMS: 2 additional staff from this past weekend’s exposure.
Churchill: 14 students and 16 staff
EBHS: 11 students and 8 staff
Among Athletics: 17 student athletes will quarantine for 14 days and an additional 53 student athletes will quarantine for 72 hours because they were contacts of “close contacts”.
Valeski said the number of identified students and staff was significant because it includes two presumptive cases, and that the district was “acting on out of extreme caution.”
“Colder weather and fewer opportunities to socially distance outside will bring new challenges. Together, let’s continue the practices we have proven to keep ourselves safe,” he said.
On Sunday, Valeski informed parents and guardians that 14 students and nine teachers will quarantine for a mandatory 14-day period after a student from Hammarskjod Middle School self-reported .
CDC defines “close contacts” as being less than 6 feet from a person testing positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or longer.
Have a correction or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org