September 29, 2020
By David Biggy
(Photo by Nicole DeGeorge)
The Stafford Township Faculty District documented its 1st positive circumstance of COVID-19 on Friday, Sept. 25, said Superintendent George Chidiac.
“I discovered of our 1st optimistic case at about 8 p.m. on Friday,” he claimed by telephone Tuesday afternoon. “As soon as I found out, I noted it to the Ocean County Wellbeing Office and took all required measures to report it to the district, mother and father and workers.”
According to Chidiac, the beneficial situation included an particular person associated with the Prolonged Working day program at the Ronald L. Meinders Most important Learning Centre, which operates from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m. Via get hold of tracing protocols, Chidiac said only a person other personal was considered in “close speak to,” which needs someone to be in just a 6-foot length for much more than 10 minutes with the contaminated specific. The infected person was last in the district on Sept. 25.
Chidiac explained the PLC Prolonged Working day software at this time has 10 students, and each and every building’s Prolonged Day session is monitored by three to 5 employees customers in each individual of the district’s 5 properties, which include things like Stafford Intermediate School, McKinley Avenue Elementary University, Ocean Acres Elementary Faculty and Oxycocus Faculty.
“With Prolonged Working day, college students do their research, some restricted further-curricular activity and possibly some arts and crafts,” Chidiac explained. “With social distancing in location, there is very little close get hold of among the students and personnel.”
Chidiac said the PLC making underwent extensive cleansing around the weekend so courses could resume as usual this 7 days.
“Extended Day in most of our structures occurs in the cafeteria,” he stated. “But our custodial staff members did a phenomenal task with deep cleaning all spots of the making on Saturday and Sunday, so we could have the developing as harmless as achievable for every person returning on Monday.”
— David Biggy