FAIR LAWN, NJ - Borough public schools will switch to all-remote learning as of December 7, according to the district's superintendent.

In a November 24 letter to the Fair Lawn Community, Nick Norcia said the decision to go fully-remote learning was difficult and was directly because of the rising COVID-19 numbers.

Six of the districts 10 school buildings have already shut down for two-week periods since the district opened its buildings for the school year in mid October.

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Norcia said he anticipates all students returning to a hybrid instruction schedule on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

As of today, Norcia stated in the letter, New Jersey reported 3,592 more coronavirus cases, with hospitalizations rising for the 24th consecutive day.

Mayor Kurt Peluso announced tonight's council meeting will go back to being virtual, as well, for the first time since July.

Fair Lawn currently has 85 positive cases of COVID-19, according to Peluso's weekly announcement. Over the last three weeks, Fair Lawn has seen an increase of approximately 20 cases per week. This past week, there was an increase of 13 cases.  Active cases include individuals that are currently going through their 10-day isolation period when they are infectious and can spread the virus.