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11/11/2020 COVID-19 Update
Patti Cleary
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Please be advised that the following message is intended for the sole purpose of informing the school community of the most recent cases of COVID-19 within our schools. No follow-up actions on the part of parents and/or staff are required at this time. 

The district has been notified that a student from the Madison Junior School community tested positive for COVID-19. It is important to note that the student  has not been present in the school building since Monday, November 2, 2020.

The district was also notified that a student from Madison High School community tested positive for COVID-19. It is important to note that the student has not been present in the school building since Monday, November 9, 2020.

Please be advised that the Madison Health Department is currently identifying any potential close contacts within the school community and is collaborating with Madison Schools to ensure that quarantine and isolation rules are communicated to close contacts and being properly followed.

Community members should be aware that these individuals and any other affected individuals will not be physically present in school until they meet NJDOH criteria for return. For reasons of privacy, the school will not be providing class-level or individual-level notifications regarding this matter. 

Considering the recent cases in our schools and the rising transmission rate in NJ, please increase your diligence in the following safety procedures:

  • Avoid unnecessary exposure to others

  • Do not share items with others, especially food and drink

  • Maintain six feet of distance when barriers are not present

  • Wear a mask whenever outside your home

  • Wash and sanitize your hands, regularly

  • Avoid touching your face

  • If you do not feel well, stay home

  • If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID19, notify the school and the Madison Health Department, immediately, and get tested

If you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID19 and our schools, please contact your child's principal, school nurse, or Assistant Superintendent Dr. Frank Santora at santoraf@madisonnjps.org. 

Together, we can keep our community safe and stay Madison Strong.