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Jersey City School district confirms 11 COVID cases

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Jersey City Public Schools have had 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 one week into the new school year.

In total, nine students and two staff members have tested positive for COVID. The buildings affected are PS 23, PS 27, PS 28, PS 30, the Anthony Infante Early Childhood Center, Middle School 40, Lincoln High School and Liberty High School.

The district has notified students and staff about the cases, according to Deputy Superintendent Norma Fernandez. It has also worked to identify students who were close contacts; those who need to quarantine will participate in virtual learning.

Jersey City schools have returned to in-person learning following Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement in May that all schools in the state must have  in-person learning. Dr. Fernandez said that the district has not closed any schools or classes so far.

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