SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick School District announced that they will be having an early school dismissal on Monday, March 9th to develop a set of plans and actions regarding the Coronavirus. According to a letter released by the district, staff will be developing a plan if they need to have a ‘School Dismissal,’ meaning that the schools will be closed, but students will still be receiving an education one way or another. The letter also states that the New Jersey Department of Health, as of now, has not recommended that schools be shut down.

            “As always, the students and staff of South Brunswick are our number one priority, and we want to do what is right for our students and be prepared should a “school dismissal” become necessary.” the letter reads, “The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. Remember, being prepared does not correlate to increased concern, but not being prepared is simply irresponsible, and we will always err on the side of caution over irresponsibility”

            The letter, which will be released to the public on the South Brunswick School District Website, also contains hyperlinks to the Center for Disease Control website with pages of information about what is currently known about the disease and the best ways to prevent it from spreading.

            Yesterday, Governor Murphy confirmed the first suspected case of the Coronavirus in the State in Bergen County. Earlier today, health officials in New Jersey confirmed a second case of the virus in a 32-year-old man from Fort Lee, according the New York Times.