SHARE

A student at Central High School is currently being treated for an unconfirmed case of Enterovirus-D68, a severe respiratory illness, according to the Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD).

“In an effort to be proactive, I am writing to let you know that we are working closely with our school physician and Township health officials to review our response protocols for this situation.  These protocols include following best practices for notification and employing a rigorous cleaning procedure on a daily basis in each of our schools and offices to provide a safe environment for our students and staff,” stated Dr. Thomas Smith, HVRSD Superintendent, in an email to the HVRSD community.

The district also emphasized the importance of proper hygiene strategies (i.e. hand washing), avoiding close contact and the sharing of cups or eating utensils, and the necessity to keep sick students home to avoid the spread of illness.

SHARE
Previous articleHopewell Boro Conducts Master Plan Reexamination
Next articleLive from Hopewell Township Candidate Forum at HVCHS
Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe, and a lawyer. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, photographing mushrooms, and misguided adventures in random hobbies. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), serves on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance, and holds the elected position as the Hopewell Borough Democratic Committee Municipal Chairwoman.

LEAVE A REPLY