North reports 2 COVID positive cases

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LINDEN — North Montgomery Superintendent Dr. Colleen Moran announced Wednesday that the district has experienced its first positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases of the school year.

A staff member and a student, she said, tested positive for COVID-19. However, the cases are reportedly unrelated.

“We knew the day would come that we would have our first COVID positive case,” Moran said. “These individuals have quarantined based on the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines and will not return to school until the completion of their quarantine period.”

Masks, social distancing and proper hand-washing techniques are effective in preventing the spread of the virus, she added.

But she and the administration acknowledged that more positive cases are inevitable.

“Despite our best efforts, we will continue to have positive cases in our school community this year,” Moran said. “We will keep working closely with the (Montgomery County Health Department) to notify staff and families, and begin immediate contact tracing.”

Moran stressed the importance of parental health screenings before sending a child to school.

“Please make sure to assess the health of your children daily, and keep them home if they are exhibiting any symptoms,” she said.

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