UNION, NJ – A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified at Union High School, said Superintendent Gregory Tatum in a letter to parents released Saturday afternoon.

Tatum did not identify if the individual is a teacher or staff member; however, TAPinto Union has confirmed the individual is not a Union High School student.  Tatum said the individual experienced mild flu-like symptoms and has since made a full recovery.  Tatum said Union High School students and staff are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, monitor their temperature (twice daily) and be aware of other symptoms such as fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.  He said it is possible parents may receive a call from the Health Department as they continue to monitor the situation.

Tatum’s letter to parents is below:

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Dear Union Families,

We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and have been in communication with the Township Department of Health. We will continue to make decisions that are in the best interest of our entire school community.

Please be advised that there was one positive case of COVID-19 identified at Union High School. This individual experienced mild flu-like symptoms and has since made a full recovery. Under consultation with the Health Department, Union High School students and staff are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, monitor their temperature (twice daily) and be aware of other symptoms such as fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Contact your healthcare provider if you present with these symptoms and are in need of care.

It is possible that you may receive a call from the Health Department as they continue to monitor the situation. Questions can be directed to the Township Health Department via email UMB-HealthDepartment@uniontownship.com or by phone (908) 851-8507.

The State Department of Health is also available to provide information by call-in or text:

Call: 2-1-1 Call (24/7): 1-800 962-1253

Text: NJCOVID to 898-211

Text: your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. As always, stay safe and healthy.