Madison School Community members,

The district was notified this morning that a staff member at Central Avenue School has tested positive for COVID-19.  It is important to note that the staff member’s point of exposure occurred outside of the school community and that the staff member has not been present in the school building since Thursday, October 1 (thankfully, the staff member stayed home proactively upon not feeling well). Please be advised that the Madison Health Department is currently notifying any potential close contacts within the school community and is collaborating with Madison Schools to ensure that quarantine and isolation rules are being properly followed. 

Community members should be aware that this staff member 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 

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