COVID concerns from HVRSD

The following message was sent to Hopewell Valley Regional School District families on December 28:

Dear HVRSD Families:  As we progress through the Winter Break, we thank our parents/guardians who have communicated positive cases of COVID-19 to school nurses and principals. As of today, we total 14 new student cases at Central High, 1 student at Stony Brook Elementary, 2 students and 1 staff member at Timberlane Middle School, 1 student at Toll Gate Grammar and 3 students at Hopewell Elementary. 

In an effort to make sure that the community has the  most up to date status of cases, please refer to the district website’s HVRSD COVID Dashboard . We are seeing an increase in cases across the district with the largest number of positive cases occurring among our high school students.  As these cases continue to increase across the community, we urge parents/guardians to consider curtailing playdates and gatherings with groups of students during this surge. Please continue to share information with your child’s school nurse and copy the building principal if he/she tests positive over the winter break.  

PLEASE NOTE:  If you, your child or family members living in the household are experiencing symptoms we are asking that those students/staff avoid close contacts with groups of people over the Winter Break. Additionally they should stay home and avoid large holiday gatherings if:

  • They have tested positive (viral test) for COVID-19. 
  • They are awaiting test results (even if there has been a negative rapid test). 
  • Someone in your household is being tested for COVID-19 due to illness or has COVID-like symptoms (they may return if test results are negative).
  • They are exhibiting any COVID-19 compatible symptoms 
  • Close contact has occurred with a person with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. 
  • Potential exposure to a person with COVID-19 has occurred
  • They have traveled to an area with high levels of COVID-19 transmission in the past 14 days.

We appreciate your support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant in your approach to dealing with this health concern.  

Sincerely, Rosetta D. Treece, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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