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Immediate Release: COVID-19 School Notification: Positive COVID-19 Case at Lore Elementary School

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 3, 2020 

COVID-19 School Notification: Positive COVID-19 Case at Lore Elementary School 

Dear Ewing School Community,  

This letter is to inform you that a student at Lore Elementary School has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The District is working closely with public health officials and following CDC, state, and local health department guidance in order to assure the health and safety of our community. 

This student was last in school on Friday, October 30th. Although we cannot be sure if the student was contagious while in school, we are taking every precaution. 

Our trained COVID-trackers have conducted contact tracing.  In accordance with prevailing guidance, any Lore School staff or student believed to have possibly been in close contact with this student have already been contacted, and, out of an abundance of caution, will be kept out of school and do their work virtually until Monday, November 16th.  If you have not received a phone call, your child was found not be in close contact with this student. 

The district will continue to take precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of viruses and other germs and is cleaning frequently-touched surfaces daily. Given the current increase of COVID cases in New Jersey, everyone should monitor themselves for symptoms and follow the guidelines below: 

  • Staying home when you are sick or when others in the household are sick; 
  • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds; 
  • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues; 
  • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils; 
  • Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart); 
  • Always wearing a mask while on school property; and 
  • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.  

Remember, all “in-person” students must take, and follow the directives, of the daily COVID-19 screening prior to reporting to school. 

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

Sincerely, 

Michael Nitti

Superintendent of Schools 

Below are some resources that might be helpful.  

RESOURCES with updated links: 

  1. NJDOH COVID-19 Information for Communities and the General Public: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml 
  2. Get the Facts about Coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 
  3. Symptoms of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
  4. Testing: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/index.html
  5. How to Protect Yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
  6. What to Do if You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.htm

Ewing Township Health Office Contact Information: 

Ewing Township Health Officer:  Kristin Reed

(609) 883-2900 X7620 

Mercer County Health Office:  Kristin Reed

(609) 278-7165 

Ewing Township Health Office Staff 

Ewing Township Health Administrator:  Teri Vacirca

(609) 883-2900 X7691 

Ewing Township Health Office Administrative Assistant:  Junior Abel

(609) 883-2900 X7619 

Ewing Township Health Inspector:  Carol Martin

(609) 883-2900 X7695 

Ewing Township Nurse:  Heather Larovere

(609) 883-2900 X7686 

Ewing Township Nurse:  Sharon Canulli

(609) 883-2900 X7686