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Sep 18, 2020

Nut Swamp Elementary Reports One Positive COVID-19 Case, Undergoes Cleaning

Middletown Township Superintendent Mary Ellen Walker and Nut Swamp Elementary School Principal Neil Leone released a letter today following up on the notifications parents received regarding the school closing on Sept. 18.

“Currently, there is one positive COVID-19 case at Nut Swamp Elementary related to a non-school event attended by multiple individuals from the school,” the letter read. “To provide the district and the local health department time to investigate and conduct necessary contact tracing, and ensure no students or staff were put at risk of infection today, the district pivoted Nut Swamp School students to remote learning.”

Students and/or families asked to quarantine have already been notified.

In order for students in Cohort A to return to the building Monday, the custodial staff at Nut Swamp Elementary began deep cleaning the classrooms and common areas.

Cohort B students will make up their in-person instructional day next Wednesday, Sept. 23 in addition to their normal schedule. Busses will run as usual that day.

The letter concluded, “The district will continue to monitor the situation and if additional actions are required to control the spread of COVID-19, we will again notify parents/guardians.”

In the letter, Walker said students are tentatively expected to return to class on campus five days a week (with the exception of those selecting full year remote learning) beginning Monday, Dec. 14.