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West Milford. School Transportation Department employee tests positive for coronavirus

| 17 Sep 2020 | 01:08

    Dr. Alex Anemone, the West Milford Superintendent of Schools, sent out the following letter to parents and guardians on Wednesday, Sept. 16:

    This letter is to inform you that an individual at the Transportation Department has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

    The District is coordinating closely with public health officials andfollowing CDC, state and local health department guidance in order to assure the health and safety of our community.

    Cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas is being completed. The District is also taking precautions to prevent the introduction and spread of viruses and other germs and is cleaning frequently touched surfaces daily.

    The status of this situation is fluid, and we are monitoring it closely.

    We understand the level of concern regarding COVID-19. We encourage parents and students to continue following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention promoted safeguards, such as:

    • Staying home when you 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 six feet apart);

    • Wearing a face covering while in school and on the bus;• and

    • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms on a daily basis.

    As always, we appreciate our community’s support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Should you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to contact my office at 973-697-1700.