Here’s the growing list of N.J. schools switching to remote classes because of COVID-19 (September 17, 2020)
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Nearly a dozen school districts that opened with at least some in-person instruction have had to send students and staff home for virtual learning because of coronavirus infections.
In most cases, the switch to all-remote learning is temporary -- typically for 14 days. And many districts have only had to send home students from one school, where the cases of COVID-19 were found, but students at other schools in that district continue in-person learning.
The state Department of Health issued guidelines for schools on how to handle positive cases, when to ask students to quarantine and when schools need to switch to remote learning.
Among the recommendations is to shut down the school if two or more people in multiple classrooms get sick within 14 days and a clear connection between the cases cannot be easily identified.
“Closure is a local decision that should be made by school administrators in consultation with local public health,” the state guidelines say.
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Here are the districts we know to be affected so far:
Chatham High School on Sept. 9 announced it switched to remote learning two days into the district’s planned hybrid school year after a student tested positive ...
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