LITTLE SILVER, N.J. (WCBS 880) — A school district in New Jersey is switching some classes to remote learning after a student tested positive for COVID-19.
According to NJ.com, on the second day of classes, Markham Place School in Little Silver in Monmouth County reported that a sixth grader had been diagnosed with the virus.
All sixth grade students in cohort A have been told to stay home until further notice.
In a letter to parents, the superintendent wrote cleaning and disinfecting is already taking place.
This episode illustrates the importance of grouping students in the hybrid model. Only students who might have come in contact with the infected classmate have to be isolated. In this way, the rest of the school can remain open.
The hope is swift action can help prevent an outbreak and contain the spread.
Currently, there is no need to close the entire school.