CRANFORD - Cranford Public School Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin announced Wednesday morning that an individual who lives in another community, but is a teacher in the Cranford Public School System, has tested positive for COVID-19.
In accordance with privacy laws, the Health Department is unable to release any personally identifiable information about this patient, including which school the teacher works at. However, it has been determined that the last day the faculty member had contact with anyone in the district was March 6.
The Monmouth County Department of Health is following all related protocols issued by the State Department of Health for case investigation and contact tracing. This entails a full inventory of the individual’s recent activities and locations visited. From this assessment, notification to all other individuals who have been identified as close contacts will follow. These individuals will also be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
"Please know that we face this public health concern together," said Dr. Rubin. "We must all take care of ourselves and each other. Cranford is a caring, supportive, and resilient community that can overcome whatever challenges it faces in the coming weeks."