November 24, 2020
Hello Bradley Beach families, I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to reach out today to inform our community about an update in the COVID-19 public health recommendations from Governor Murphy and the NJ Department of Health. Based on the latest COVID 19 Activity Level Report, our region has transitioned from the Moderate Risk Yellow Category to the High Risk Orange Category. Our school will remain open during this time; however, we ask all families to consider the following points so that we can continue to keep our students and families safe:
Close contact is defined as 15 cumulative minutes of exposure in a 24-hour period at a distance of 6 feet or less from an individual developing COVID-19 compatible symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19.
If you or a member of your household comes into close contact with an individual with COVID-19, or with an individual with COVID-19 compatible symptoms, you can not come to school, you must quarantine, and you must contact the school nurse immediately.
If you or a member of your household is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, you can not come to school until you have received the results of the test and have contacted the school nurse for further instructions.
I would also like to remind families that travel to any state or region on the New Jersey Travel Advisory List for the holidays or otherwise must quarantine for 14 days upon return. If you plan on traveling to a state or region on the travel advisory list over the Thanksgiving holiday, please contact your homeroom teacher tomorrow to make arrangements to begin virtual learning when we return to school on November 30th.
Our goal is to continue to remain open and provide students with the option of in-person instruction. We believe that if we implement and follow these expectations, we can remain open and continue to offer a safe learning environment for our students. Please, enjoy a happy and safe Thanksgiving and please contact the school nurse with any health related questions or concerns. Thank you.
Dr. Stephen T. Wisniewski