Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Monmouth Daily Voice serves Freehold, Howell, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlboro, Middletown & Neptune
Return to your home site

Menu

Monmouth Daily Voice serves Freehold, Howell, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlboro, Middletown & Neptune

Nearby Towns

  • Ocean
    serves Barnegat, Berkeley, Brick, Jackson, Lacey, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, Stafford & Toms River
  • Mercer
    serves East Windsor, Ewing Township, Hamilton Township, Hightstown, Hopewell, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton, Robbinsville, Trenton, West Windsor & Windsor
  • Burlington
    serves Bass River, Bordentown, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Chesterfield, Evesham Township, Medford, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton & Willingboro
  • Middlesex
    serves Edison, New Brunswick, North / South / East Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Sayreville & Woodbridge
Breaking News: Dedicated Hospital Worker From NJ Killed By DWI Driver Doing 97 MPH
Schools

COVID Causing Chaos For Mercer County Schools

Two schools within the Hamilton Township School District returned to all-remote learning due to new positive coronavirus cases.
Two schools within the Hamilton Township School District returned to all-remote learning due to new positive coronavirus cases. Photo Credit: Hamilton Township School District

Two schools in Mercer County have returned to all-remote learning due to newly-reported positive cases of coronavirus, authorities said. 

Hamilton Township School District is the latest to report two new positive cases, parents were told in this letter from Superintendent Scott R. Rocco. 

The school district also reported that one of its staff tested positive at an elementary school.

Hamilton High School West will be on an all-remote schedule for the next two weeks, after a second student has tested positive for COVID-19. 

HHW will return to its hybrid schedule on Monday, Nov. 2, Rocco wrote.

The school district learned of its first positive test—also at Hamilton High West—on Oct. 16. The two cases are unrelated, leading to the shutdown of the school building, per state procedures, Rocco said.

Meanwhile, a staff member at Kuser Elementary School also has tested positive for COVID-19. Kuser Elementary returned to all-remote learning through Wednesday, and planned to return to hybrid learning on Thursday, Oct. 22.

The district began its hybrid mix of at-home and in-school  instruction on Oct. 12.

The school district said it was working with the Hamilton Township Division of Health, and had begun cleaning and disinfecting all exposed areas within the two affected schools. 

“When a confirmed COVID case occurs, your school will follow the outlined procedures and they will notify specific students, staff, and faculty individually, who may have come in contact with the individual(s) and follow up in writing," Rocco said.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Monmouth Daily Voice!

Serves Freehold, Howell, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlboro, Middletown & Neptune

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.