East Brunswick School Admins To Quarantine After COVID Case

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — An entire department in the East Brunswick school district administration building will quarantine after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Victor Valeski informed the school community on Thursday.

No information was provided on the department asked to quarantine.

This is the first positive case within the administration building. The case was reported to the district on Wednesday evening. The individual, along with the department will quarantine for 14 days.

“Because of our preplanning, the entire department can work remotely, and district operations will not be impacted,” said Valeski.

Meanwhile, a high school student is quarantining as a “close contact” to a positive COVID case outside of school.

The Centers for Disease Control on Wednesday revised their definition of a “close contact”.

Now, a “close contact” occurs if a person spends a total of 15 minutes within six feet of an infected person over the course of a 24-hour period, starting two days before the onset of illness.

This change was made after a study in Vermont outlined how a correctional officer contracted COVID after multiple brief exposures to COVID-positive individuals over the course of an eight-hour shift.

Valeski said the school district is applying the new CDC guidance standards across all schools.

“Beyond testing and wearing masks, rapid communication reinforces our defense against the spread of COVID within our school community,” Valeski said.

Meanwhile, the district is planning to combine hybrid learning groups in secondary schools, come Nov. 17.

Read More Here: East Brunswick Schools To Combine Hybrid Learning Groups

However, these plans will be put on hold if the school district reports an increase in positive COVID cases among the school population, and in case of any person-to -person transmission within the school communities, two weeks before Nov. 17.

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Local lawyer beats doctor, dentist in big East Geelong auction sale

East Geelong has again proved a beacon for professionals with a doctor, lawyer and dentist contesting the auction of a renovated character home that sold for $90,000 above reserve.

The local lawyer outlasted the competition to buy the four-bedroom house at 1 Darling Street for $892,000.

It’s the highest price ever recorded in the street, eclipsing the previous top sale by $40,000, CoreLogic records show.

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McGrath, Geelong agent David Cortous said bidding moved quickly past the $800,000 reserve price at Saturday’s auction.

He said the trio of bidders were all attracted to the low-maintenance lifestyle on offer.

“There was a doctor, a lawyer and a dentist, you could not have written a better script and the local lawyer bought it,” Mr Cortous said.

“The house was basically rebuilt eight years ago and it was just beautifully presented, well-built home with nothing to do.”

A rear open-plan living zone was the centrepiece of the renovation and includes a quality kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops and European appliances.

It provides easy access to a covered deck and compact landscaped backyard.

Mr Cortous said the confident bidding was a great sign for real estate in Geelong.

“There is certainly plenty of depth in the market, even without the Melbourne buyers,” he said.

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