Contractor At Lillian Drive School Tests Positive For COVID-19

HAZLET, NJ – A service contractor associated with Lillian Drive Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to district officials.

In a message posted to the district website over the weekend, no student or staff member has tested positive thus far. Hazlet Township Public Schools is currently coordinating closely with public health officials.

“Contact tracing is being completed at this time, and all close contacts will be notified and, if necessary, quarantined. Cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas and equipment is being carried out. All protocols have been followed and the safety of both staff and students has been prioritized,” the notice reads.

District families are encouraged to continue following recommended 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 at least 6 feet apart)

  • Wearing a face covering while in school

  • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms

If students exhibit any signs and symptoms of COVID-19, parents are asked to contact their child’s physician and the school nurse. Families should also notify the school nurse if a child tests positive for COVID-19.

Earlier this month, Raritan Valley School in Hazlet shut its doors to in-person learning after two separate COVID-19 cases were reported at the elementary school. Students followed a remote learning schedule from Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 16. Read more: 2 COVID-19 Cases Shut Down In-Person Classes At Hazlet School

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