Warren Hills Regional School District is closing high school and suspending operations due to coronavirusSuperintendent Earl Clymer III said this week.
“The Warren County Health Department is investigating recent cases of COVID-19 associated with our school,” Clymer said in a statement on the school district website. “Due to the increase in the number of cases and close contacts, the Warren County Department of Health has recommended the closure of schools and extracurricular activities.
“Out of prudence for the health and safety of our school community, the Warren Hills Regional School District is following this recommendation, as we have done with all of the Department of Health recommendations since the start of the pandemic.”
The the latest COVID-19 report from the health department shows the most new weekly cases, as of March 16, since late January, across the county.
“The Department of Health and the Warren Hills Regional School District will monitor the situation this week and determine the best way to move forward next week,” Clymer continued.
In addition to the move to distance education, Warren Hills Regional High School activities indicated as canceled or postponed to skylandconferencenj.org features theater, orchestra, choir, volleyball, wrestling, lacrosse, baseball and softball, as well as the boys and girls basketball prizes on Thursday.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct that the shutdown affects high school.
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