SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter to the 'Summit Public Schools Community' dated October 21 and subsequently obtained by TAPinto Summit, Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough and Summit High School Principal Stacy Grimaldi disclosed that two "individuals" at Summit High School have tested positive for COVID-19 -- the ninth and tenth known persons in the Summit Public Schools to contract the virus.

Previously, three Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School students, one "individual" from Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle Schoolone Brayton Elementary School studentone "individual" at Jefferson Elementary School, one "individual" at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School, and one "individual" from Washington Elementary School have tested positive.

The letter states, "We learned that these individuals have been under quarantine after being established as close contacts to an outside case. After a thorough investigation, officials from the Department of Health say no close contacts at school were established. They did not recommend closing any classrooms, programs, or schools. We thank the individuals for following health guidelines by proactively staying home and quarantining for the health of the school community."