Guttenberg BOE planning to reopen as scheduled next week after positive COVID-19 test

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The Guttenberg Board of Education is planning to reopen with hybrid learning as scheduled on November 9th after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

The Ana L. Klein Elementary School in Guttenberg. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This evening we received confirmation that one of our staff members has tested positive for COVID-19. In conjunction with the local heath department, and our school nurses, we have already reached out to those that were in direct contact with this individual. Please be rest assured that we have taken every possible precaution necessary to keep our school community safe,” Superintendent Dr. Michelle Rosenberg wrote on Thursday.

“At this point we have only one member of our staff and no students that have tested positive. We will inform parents, teachers, and the community if this should change over the Teachers’ Convention Break. The CDC guidelines require a school district to switch to remote instruction if TWO or more people in a school building test positive.”

While the plan is to reopen one week from today as planned, Rosenberg said that parents will be contacted as soon as possible if that changes.

Additionally, any parents with a child who has tested positive for the coronavirus or has symptoms should contact one of the school nurses at MBuitrago@alkschool.org or Jhiciao@alkschool.org.

The Ana L. Klein Elementary School is the only school operating in Guttenberg.

Cases of COVID-19 have also altered teaching plans in Hoboken and Union City in recent weeks as New Jersey residents prep for a second wave during the winter.

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