Summit Schools Return To On-Site Learning Thursday

SUMMIT, NJ — Summit public school students are set to return to their classrooms Thursday after being on remote learning since the end of winter break.

Last year, Superintendent Scott Hough urged families to return from traveling by Jan. 3, 2021 if they expected to return to classrooms this week. The measures were meant to avoid a post-holiday wave of coronavirus cases in the schools.

As of Wednesday, the students were still expected to return to their hybrid learning schedules Thursday.

Meanwhile, teachers are set to be vaccinated as part of the next state of vaccinations authorized by the State of New Jersey, phase 1B.

On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said that people 65 and over also will be vaccinated as part of phase 1B, and people 16-65 who have certain health conditions (read more here). Presently, the state is vaccinating front-line workers, nursing home workers and residents, and certain other essential workers as part of phase 1A.

If you live in Union County and want to sign up for the vaccine, find out more here.

As of Friday, Summit had reported a total of 1,060 cases of the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. That number represented 82 new cases in the town since Jan. 1.

As of Wednesday, more than 382,000 Americans had died of the virus. A month earlier, the toll was 300,000. (You can see which states had the highest death toll in the past week on this CDC map.)

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