HOBOKEN, NJ - Wallace Elementary School will be going all-remote for the next few weeks after two individuals tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes on the heels of Hudson County being elevated from low to moderate health risk after a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases. In accordance with New Jersey Department of Health standards, school districts regionwide are recommended to "implement remote learning for students and staff at high risk of severe illness," and to "consider hybrid learning and/or fully remote learning."
According to Principal Martin Shannon, "Last evening we learned that an individual in Wallace School is asymptomatic but has tested positive for COVID-19." Shannon also said, "We were notified that another individual tested positive this morning."
Hoboken Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Christine Johnson said, "I have two individuals that tested positive within a 24 hour period. As a result, we decided to shift to our remote learning plan for nine instructional days at the Wallace School site."
Wallace Elementary will transition to full remote learning starting Thursday, October 22 and is currently scheduled to stay at home through at least November 9.
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