MORRISTOWN, NJ—The Morris School District said Thursday that Morristown High School will continue to follow an all-virtual schedule through Wednesday, October 7, after officials were informed that two additional individuals at the school tested positive for coronavirus. The new cases bring the current total number of within the Morristown High School community to three.
“These two latest cases have been traced to the positive case we informed you about on Friday, September 25,” the district announcement said. “We have no evidence to indicate that transmission occurred within the school building; transmission appears to be limited to activity on one of our athletic teams.”
The statement said all in-person extracurricular activities, including athletic practices and scrimmages/competitions, will remain suspended.
The District is working with the health department for guidance and contact tracing, the statement said, and anyone identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes) has been notified directly and will complete the required 14-day quarantine at home.
“However, consistent with our conservative approach,” the statement said, “we are notifying by phone anyone who was in class with these individuals on September 22 and 23 so that their families can be especially vigilant about monitoring and reporting any symptoms.”
According to the district’s established hybrid schedule, students in the Green Cohort will return for in-person learning on Thursday, October 8, and students in the Red Cohort will access their learning online on Thursday, October 8. On Friday, October 9, students in the Red Cohort are in person and students in the Green Cohort are online.
This article originally appeared on the Morristown Patch