Morristown High School closed again because of COVID case

Morristown High School. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Morristown High School. File photo by Kevin Coughlin
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Morristown High School closed to in-person instruction on Wednesday, in response to another case of the coronavirus involving an unnamed individual there.

No connection has been made between that person and others from the school who have tested positive, Principal Mark Manning said in a message to parents.  The school also switched to all-virtual instruction for several days in late September.

“The District is coordinating closely with our local health department,” Manning wrote on Wednesday.

“We are conducting contact tracing and have communicated directly with anyone who may have been exposed. Anyone identified as a close contact or impacted by possible exposure will complete the required 14-day quarantine at home. Please be aware that because of health confidentiality laws, we cannot provide additional information.”

Alternating in-person/ remote classes are scheduled to resume on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, Manning said.

The Frelinghuysen Middle School started the week in all-virtual mode, while the Normandy Park and Woodland elementary schools have closed their doors for two weeks because of COVID-19 cases, the Morris School District announced over the weekend.

Classes at the Hillcrest and Alfred Vail elementary schools also have been disrupted by the pandemic this fall. Both elementary schools in neighboring Morris Plains are in the middle of a two-week all-virtual schedule after positive COVID-19 tests there.

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