CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa announced to parents and staff on Saturday that Chatham schools will remain open to in-person instruction.

LaSusa said he made the decision after consulting with local health officials. He also said that the situation is being monitored.

LaSusa's full update can be read below:

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Dear Parent or Staff Member,

I am writing to update you on the status of schools for next week.  After conferring with our local Department of Health officials, we have determined that schools will remain open for in-person instruction.  Given the level of COVID risk in New Jersey, we will continue to communicate frequently and monitor the conditions in Chatham and its surrounding area.  I would like to also remind you of a couple of important updates as they pertain to attendance at school.  

  1. New Jersey has eliminated the travel advisory list.  The guidance now is that any person traveling beyond the neighboring states of NY, DE, PA, and CT must quarantine for 14 days.  If your family traveled beyond this region over the course of this weekend, your child(ren) must remain on virtual instruction for 14 days.  Please contact your child’s school if your children need to attend virtual over the next couple of weeks.

  2. If someone in your immediate household becomes ill with “COVID-compatible” symptoms, then all members of the family should quarantine for 14 days.  This means that if one child in your household is ill, all of your children will be excluded from school until the sick child tests negative for COVID.

For additional information about changes to the New Jersey Department of Health guidelines, please visit this page.  

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and I hope you continue to enjoy the holiday weekend.


Michael LaSusa

November 28 Update.pdf