CRANFORD - As positive COVID-19 test results continue to climb in New Jersey, Cranford has seen the effect in the public school system this past week.

Following three positive cases in five days, Superintendent of Cranford Public Schools Dr. Scott Rubin announced on Thursday that Hillside Avenue School would transition to full remote learning for 14 days on Monday, November 9, concluding on Wednesday, November 18, with in-person instruction resuming on Thursday, November 19.

Along with Hillside Avenue Schools' positive tests, Dr. Rubin announced on Tuesday a positive test at Lincoln School, on Thursday a positive test at Livingston Avenue School, on Saturday positive tests at Cranford High School and Walnut Avenue School, and positive tests at Orange Avenue School on Sunday. The only two Cranford Public Schools without a positive test this past week were Brookside Place School and Bloomingdale Avenue School.

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Lincoln School resumed in-person learned on Wednesday following Tuesday's positive test (any student in the Lincoln School CAP Program who has one or more classes with the individual who tested positive for COVID-19 were notified that school would not take place for those students in-person on Wednesday), while in-person instruction is scheduled to resume for students at Livingston Avenue School, Walnut Avenue School, Orange Avenue School, and Cranford High School on Monday, November 9.

The Cranford Public Schools District continues to encourage parents and students 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 six-feet apart)

  • Wearing a face covering while in school

  • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms

  • Immediately notifying your child’s school if they have a positive COVID-19 test result