Glen Ridge Schools had previously reported an alarming number of COVID-19 cases in the district. On Friday, an email sent to parents and caregivers shared that four new cases were reported, affecting three schools in the district.
Dirk Phillips, Superintendent of Schools, writes:
The District continues to receive information about multiple individuals within our school community who have tested positive for Covid-19. Four (4) new cases have been reported since yesterday. Two of the cases are at the high school, one at Ridgewood Avenue School and one at Central School. Three out of the four new cases are connected to previous cases.
During remote instruction, it is essential that parents continue to contact school nurses with any COVID-19 related communications. This information is vital in assisting the district in its ability to work collaboratively with the Department of Health in contact tracing efforts. Having accurate information is also imperative if we are to make informed decisions regarding school reopening.
For the second consecutive week, the Covid-10 Activity Level Index (CALI) for the entire state of New Jersey is at the High Level (Orange), CALI Report. Different sets of guidelines are used depending on the region’s CALI level. The following link is the High-Level guideline for quarantine and self-isolation based on various conditions, Quarantine Guidelines.
Again, I encourage you to contact your child’s school nurse if a Covid-19 related condition develops or if you need clarification about quarantining/self-isolating.
Stay safe and be well.