EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Last evening, East Brunswick Superintendent of Schools Dr. Victor Valeski has confirmed that the schools were closed in an abundance of caution following the results of a positive test of an East Brunswick resident for the Covid19 virus. No student or staff member in East Brunswick has tested positive for the virus.
Here is the full text of Dr. Valeski's letter to the school community:
"This is Victor Valeski, Superintendent of Schools.
I know this a late call but it is an important one. Tonight, we have fielded countless calls and emails about our school closing...and I understand your concerns. We are aware of numerous social media posts that are inaccurate. As always, I wanted everyone to hear directly from me.
My move to close schools was precautionary. As of this evening at 9:45 PM, no East Brunswick Public School staff member or student has been suspected or tested for Coronavirus.
We will continue to work closely with the NJ Department of Health, NJ Department of Education and East Brunswick Township to coordinate our actions and recovery from this extremely stressful situation. Please remain confident that the entire East Brunswick team has the safety and security of all students, staff and community members as their top priority."
Residents are urged to view the East Brunswick Public Schools website for the most recent information. As of now, schools are closed for today and tomorrow and all activities and sports are canceled.