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Two Mount Olive Township Elementary Schools move to virtual learning due to positive COVID-19 cases

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County)Chester M. Stevens Elementary School and Tinc Road Elementary School will switch to virtual learning until Nov. 15 due to positive COVID-19 cases

According to Superintendent of Schools Robert R. Zywicki, an individual at Chester M. Stephens and at Tinc Road Elementary School have tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“The District is coordinating closely with public health officials and following CDC, state, and local health department guidance in order to ensure the health and safety of our community. Due to multiple positive cases and the number of close contacts, all CMS and Tinc Road grades will switch to remote learning through November 13, 2020. In-person instruction will resume with Cohort B on November 16, 2020. ” Zywicki said.

“Cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas has been completed. The school is also taking precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of viruses and other germs and is cleaning frequently touched surfaces daily. The status of this situation is fluid, and we are monitoring it closely,” Zywicki said.

Zywicki encourages parents and students to continue following the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention promoted safeguards, such as:

  • Staying home when you are sick;
  • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds;
  • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues;
  • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils;
  • Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart);
  • Wearing a face covering while in school; and
  • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.

“We appreciate our community’s support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern. To learn more, visit the MOTSD COVID-19 dashboard located on the MOTSD Reentry Plan Site,” Zywicki said.

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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