SUMMIT, NJ – Five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across two Summit Public Schools campuses “over the last several days.” The case confirmations were detailed in a March 22 letter to the “Summit Public Schools Community” from Superintendent of Schools Scott Hough and the principals of the affected schools: Summit High School and Washington Elementary School.
The letter, subsequently obtained by TAPinto Summit from a third party, stated, “Over the last several days, the District has been notified of five COVID-19 cases: four at Summit High School and one at Washington Elementary School. Our Nursing Department, in collaboration with the Department of Health, conducted contact tracing for these cases. Potential close contacts at Summit High School and Washington have been identified and notified. Health officials did not recommend closing the schools.”