Jersey City BOE switches district open houses to remote only due to COVID-19 ‘surge’


The Jersey City Board of Education has switched the districts open houses for report card distribution this week to remote only due to a recent COVID-19 “surge.”

The Jersey City Board of Education Headquarters at 346 Claremont Ave. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The District Open House for report card distribution is scheduled for May 10th in the Elementary Schools, May 11th in the High Schools, and May 12th in the Middle Schools. There has been a surge in individuals testing positive for the Covid 19 virus,” Acting Superintendent of Schools Dr. Norma Fernandez said in a message to parents last night.

“Therefore to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, the third marking period, Open Houses will be held virtually between 6:30 and 8:00 P.M. for all schools. Your child’s teacher will send you the information to join a virtual meeting. If you do not receive the information, contact the principal or vice-principal.”

Fernandez did not provide any further information related to those who had recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to the New Jersey Department of Health, the statewide rate of transmission is 1.21 percent and Hudson County had 3,038 new cases between April 25th and May 8th, according to the New York Times.

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