Here’s the growing list of schools going remote because of COVID-19 (Sept. 19, 2020)

Here’s the growing list of schools going remote because of COVID-19 (Sept. 19, 2020)

Find all of the most important pandemic education news on Educating N.J., a special resource guide created for parents, students and educators. As schools reopen across N.J., we want to know what is and isn’t working. Tell us about it here. With two weeks of classes in the books for many New Jersey schools, a dozen districts have had to halt in-person instruction because of positive cases of coronavirus. In most cases, the switch to all-remote learning is temporary -- typically for a few to as many as 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. Here are the districts we know to be affected so far: The entire school district moved to virtual instruction on Friday, Sept. 18 because of a positive COVID-19 case. All district buildings were being thoroughly cleaned in anticipation of reopening on Monday, according to a letter sent ...
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