Central Regional Schools Report Positive Coronavirus Case

BERKELEY, NJ — An individual in the Central Regional School District tested positive for the coronavirus, officials reported Tuesday. It was not immediately clear which school the person attends or whether they’re a student or staff.

Cleaning and disinfecting all exposed areas has been completed, Superintendent Dr. Triantafillos Parlapanides wrote in a letter. They are working with public health officials to follow guidelines and ensure safety.

Anyone with questions can email Parlapanides at [email protected]

This has been Central Regional’s first reported coronavirus case of the school year. The district began the year with a hybrid schedule.

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The state has reported 43 coronavirus outbreaks in schools this year — only one in Ocean County. State officials didn’t clarify where the Ocean County school outbreak occurred.

“Outbreaks” indicate two or more laboratory-confirmed cases among students or staff within a 14-day period. They must be epidemiologically linked in the school setting, not share a household and not identify as close contacts of each other in another setting.

The Ocean County Health Department has reported 908 coronavirus cases and 102 COVID-19 deaths in Berkeley since the pandemic began.

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