Make that five schools: Alfred Vail latest in Morris School District with COVID positive

The Alfred Vail School in Morris Township. Photo: Morris School District


Add the Alfred Vail Elementary School to the list.  Half the schools in the Morris School District now have had someone test positive for COVID-19.

Earlier on Monday we reported that the Normandy Park School in Morris Township was the fourth school disrupted by the coronavirus since classes resumed last month.

On Monday afternoon, the regional district added that a class from Alfred Vail in the Township also will be studying remotely for the next 14 days:

The original source of transmission has been identified and is unrelated to school activity. Based on our investigation, this case does not appear to have implications for district bus transportation or for the Sunset program.

We are coordinating closely with the local health department for guidance and contact tracing. All families and staff of the affected class and additional close contacts have already been communicated with directly. The affected class and any other identified close contacts will complete the required 14-day quarantine at home and will move to virtual instruction during that time.

This makes five of the District’s 10 schools affected so far. Others are the Normandy, Hillcrest and Woodland elementary schools; and Morristown High School.


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