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Hackettstown High School to go all virtual for two weeks due to positive COVID-19 cases

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Hackettstown High School will go all-virtual for two weeks due to positive COVID-19 cases at the school.

Superintendent David Mango said Wednesday evening, “There has been another reported positive case of COVID-19 at the Hackettstown High School this evening. This positive confirmation impacts numerous staff members across all levels including administration. This is coupled with the staff impacted from the incident over the weekend. Therefore, the Hackettstown High School will be operating on a virtual schedule for the next two weeks. Students and staff will return to in-person instruction on Thursday, November 12th.”

The PSAT testing scheduled for Thursday will be rescheduled for a later date. Fall sports practices and games are suspended for October 29. The continuation of fall sports will be reviewed by the athletic department and the Warren County Health department over the next 24 hours, Mango said.

“All Hackettstown High School staff not identified as a close contact will be permitted to return to the High School beginning Monday, November 2, 2020 for virtual instruction. During this timeframe, all instructional staff members will have an option to continue instructing virtually from home, return to the High School to instruct virtually or a mixed model so long as it is consistent for students, mirrors the district’s virtual platform expectations and is cross referenced by building administration,” Mango said.

“Moving forward, more information from the Hackettstown High School administrative team will be provided and forthcoming regarding technological access, technological concerns, materials, etc. My office thanks our community for their continued support in taking proactive measures ensuring the health and safety of our entire school community,” Mango said.

The Hackettstown Middle School will remain virtual until Nov. 8 due to a positive COVID-19 case.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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