BAYONNE, NJ - An 8th grade student at John Bailey School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter sent by Superintendent John Niesz.
The letter stated that the 14-year-old boy was in school on March 12, the last day students were on campus. He was not symptomatic that day. On Friday Niesz announced that schools would stay closed until "at least" April 20.
Contact tracing has begun with the City of Bayonne Board of Health or the Board of Education working to get in touch with all potential at risk parties.
Parents and guardians were also advised to contact their health care providers if they are showing any symptoms including fever, coughing, or shortness of breath.
While Mayor Davis and his Administration have taken extraordinary steps to slow its spread, a total of 11 Bayonne residents have tested positive for the respiratory virus as of Wednesday.
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