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Oct 01, 2020

RBR Returns to In-Person Learning After Closing Earlier This Week

Red Bank Regional High School was forced to close on Tuesday after Superintendent Louis Moore was informed that a student had tested positive for COVID-19.

Moore released an update Monday, Sept.28 on RBR’s website, stating that in-person instruction was anticipated to resume on Thursday, Oct. 1. Yesterday, students were following an “A” schedule, completing school work remotely.

In a Sept. 30 announcement, Moore confirmed that “because all known positive cases and close contacts have been identified and appropriate actions have been [taken]” that in-person instruction was confirmed to continue today.

Athletic practices can also continue with the exception of girls’ tennis.

Moore mentioned in his update that athletes were exposed to the virus at a weekend basketball tournament in Wall Township.

Eight RBR students who were playing in the basketball tournament came in contact with a non-RBR student who tested positive for COVID-19. As a precautionary measure, all athletic practices were canceled yesterday.

Contract-tracing has been completed by the Monmouth County Health Commission. The school was disinfected Tuesday and Wednesday, in preparation for in-person instruction.