East Brunswick superintendent closes schools after confirmed coronavirus case

 

 

EAST BRUNSWICK–With state officials confirming a case of coronavirus (CONVID-19) in East Brunswick, Superintendent Victor Valeski announced schools will be closed until March 15.

On March 11, state officials confirmed two positive cases of COVID-19 in Middlesex County. One of the cases is an East Brunswick Township resident who has been hospitalized for several days, according to a prepared statement from the East Brunswick Police Department.

“I know this a late call but it is an important one. [On March 11], we have fielded countless calls and emails about our school closing … and I understand your concerns. We are aware of numerous social media posts that are inaccurate. As always, I wanted everyone to hear directly from me,” Valeski said in a prepared statement.

Valeski said his move to close schools was precautionary. As of March 11 at 9:45 p.m., no East Brunswick Public School staff member or student has been suspected or tested for coronavirus.

“We will continue to work closely with the New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey Department of Education and East Brunswick Township to coordinate our actions and recovery from this extremely stressful situation,” Valeski said in the statement. “Please remain confident that the entire East Brunswick team has the safety and security of all students, staff and community members as their top priority.”

For more information, visit www.eastbrunswick.org/550/Coronavirus-COVID-19.

Contact Vashti Harris at vharris@newspapermediagroup.com.