Glen Ridge High School has an alarming number of COVID-19 cases, reports Superintendent Dirk Phillips who notified parents Monday that all district school buildings will be all-remote for the week of November 30.
Phillips first emailed parents in the morning, stating that over the weekend, the administration was notified of seven individuals who tested positive, adding that “six of the cases appear to be connected, as these individuals are members of the same athletic team. It appears that the seventh case is not linked to the school or school-related activities.”
“The number of cases at the high school is alarming,” said Phillips, adding that the administration and the school nurse have contacted families with children who were in close contact with positive individuals and that the district was working with the Department of Health to assist in the contact tracing process.
Phillips sent a second email, Monday evening, stating that the high school administration was notified that an additional eight members of the athletic team had tested positive for Covid-19.
“The new cases bring the Covid-19 total to fourteen (14) team members. The administrators and the school nurse have contacted families with children who were in close contact with positive individuals. The Department of Health (DoH) was also notified and consulted about how to proceed with the situation.
The district is once again encouraging parents to limit social gatherings for their children and follow other safety recommendations to mitigate further spread of Covid-19 within the community.”