CRANFORD - Classes at Cranford High School will go full remote on Monday following a student testing positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced on Sunday.
According to Dr. Rubin, the student is currently self-isolating and contact tracing is underway. The Township's Public Health Office will communicate directly with those individuals who have been within six feet of the student for at least 10 consecutive minutes, said Dr. Rubin.
Dr. Rubin said Cranford High School will undergo a deep cleaning and disinfecting on Monday while contact tracing is underway. The results of the contact tracing will assist the Department of Health in providing guidance on when Cranford High School can resume in-person instruction, Dr. Rubin said.
"I recognize that many of you would like more detailed information about the case or contacts of the case," said Dr. Rubin. "The information I am providing you here has been composed in consultation with and vetted by the Department of Health, and I am not in a position to comment further. We are hopeful that the mitigation measures we have in place, such as universal masking, screening procedures, social distancing, enhanced cleaning procedures, and other precautions, will have their intended effect and reduce or minimize the risk of transmission in the school environment."
According to Dr. Rubin, all other Cranford Public Schools will operate on their regular schedules. Parents and students are encouraged to continue following the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention promoted safeguards, such as:
Staying home when you are sick
Washing hands often for at least 20 seconds
Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues
Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils
Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart)
Wearing a face covering while in school
Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms
"As always, we appreciate your support and cooperation," added Dr. Rubin. "Moving forward, you can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Thank you for your ongoing patience and flexibility as we continue to make our way through this school year. I will continue to keep you informed to the greatest extent possible."