SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter to the 'Summit Public Schools Community' obtained by TAPinto Summit, Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough and Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School Principal Matthew Carlin disclosed that an individual at Lincoln-Hubbard has tested positive for COVID-19 -- the sixth known person in the Summit Public Schools to contract the virus.
Previously, three Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School students, one Brayton Elementary School student, and one individual at Jefferson Elementary School have tested positive.
The letter states, "We are writing to inform you that the District has been notified of a positive COVID-19 case at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School. After a thorough investigation, officials from the Department of Health say no close contacts at school were established in this case. We learned that this individual has been under quarantine after being identified as a close contact to a community-based case. While under quarantine, the individual tested positive for COVID-19. Health officials did not recommend closing any classrooms, programs, or schools."