SUMMIT, NJ - A individual who works in the Summit Board of Education Office has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter emailed to the Summit Public Schools Community by Superintendent June Chang. The communication states that the staff member does not work directly in any of the schools.
Chang also noted that the staff member's last day in the office was Tuesday, March 10. The individual sought medical attention and was tested on Friday, March 13. The individual received the results Wednesday, March 18.
"While we understand there may be additional questions, state and federal law requires the District maintain the confidentiality of certain information in order to protect this individual’s privacy rights," wrote Chang. "However, please be assured that we have taken additional precautions and notified anyone who may have had close contact with the individual (within six feet for more than ten minutes) to self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor their health. We continue to be in contact with our local health officers, and follow guidance from the State and CDC.".