Princeton school district officials are extending remote learning for one class at the Johnson Park School for the week of Oct. 12, after it was discovered that one of the students lives in a household where someone tested positive for COVID-19.
The class initially was going to be on remote learning only for Oct. 12, but officials decided to have the 21 students in the class – cohorts A and B – go on full remote learning as a precaution. The student who lives in the affected household will continue to quarantine.
School district officials chose to keep the students in the potentially affected class – and their siblings – at home on remote learning for the week of Oct. 12 to deep clean the classroom again. The move also allows for more time to ensure that students are symptom-free.
The affected students in cohort A will return to the classroom Oct. 19, and students in cohort B will return Oct. 21. Five staff members who were sent home Oct. 12 were cleared to return Oct. 13.
Since no students or staff had tested positive for COVID-19 at the Johnson Park School, the Princeton Health Department advised school district officials that the school could open for the rest of the students.
There are no other individuals at the Johnson Park School – with the exception of the student in question – who are considered “close contacts” of the person who tested positive for COVID-19. Persons who are close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 are at increased risk of contracting the illness.