RED BANK, NJ: Louis Moore and Julius Clark, Superintendent and Principal of Red Bank Regional High School released the following statement yesterday:

Dear Families and Students,

This afternoon, we received a report from a staff member who has tested positive for COVID- 19. 

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At the present time, we are not sure how the staff member contracted the virus but do know the staff member began feeling symptoms on March 9.

We can confirm that the staff member was not a direct teacher of the student who tested positive for COVID-19 and did not come into the building since the school was closed on Tuesday, March 10.

The Monmouth County Health Commission has been informed and they might be reaching out to students as they proceed with their investigation of those who had direct contact with the staff member. 

Most important, please contact your primary care doctor or health care provider if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (i.e runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever). 

We know this news will understandably raise additional concerns but it’s important not to let fear get the better of us.  As a school and community, we have responded to the outbreak with courage, common sense, and calm heads. We will continue to work together, take care of each other, and draw upon our many strengths as we work through the crisis.  Stay safe everyone and Go Bucs!

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and support. 

Sincerely,

Louis Moore, Superintendent

Julius Clark, Principal

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