HAMILTON, NJ -- A new case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been tested presumptive positive in an individual connected with Mercer Elementary, according to a Facebook post by Hamilton Township late Saturday night. The school is part of the Mercer County Special Services District that provides programs for preschool disabled, multiply disabled, autistic, and emotionally disturbed students at the pre-school, elementary and secondary grades.
According to the post, "The individual lives outside Mercer County and therefore, it is not a Mercer County case. However, the Hamilton Health Department is awaiting a list of Hamilton residents with whom this individual has been in contact. We will begin reaching out to those individuals once we receive their names and contact information."
A letter to the school community, which is posted on the Mercer County Special Services School District website, indicated that the individual connected with Mercer Elementary School had tested positive on Friday, March 13 with confirmation pending from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The letter does not indicate if the individual is a student or faculty members.
The District announced on Friday that students would be moving to remote/virtual learning for a two-week period beginning on Monday, March 16 until Friday March 27 at which time a reassessment would be made with health officials whether to continue the practice.
The story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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