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Hoboken schools go virtual for three days this week

Hoboken schools are going temporarily remote this week until this Thursday. Photo by Mark Koosau.

Hoboken schools are going remote for three days this week due to a new testing plan as COVID-19 cases in the city and the greater region surge.

The announcement, which was first reported by Hudson County View, stated that Hoboken schools will be going remote from Monday, Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, with plans to return for in-person learning on Thursday, Jan. 6.

The temporary move was due to a plan by the school district to administer PCR tests for all students and staff prior to returning to school, with the district expecting results back by Wednesday evening.

Prior to the announcement, the school district had planned on providing every family with rapid test kits before returning to school, according to Superintendent Dr. Christine Johnson in an interview with Hudson County View, followed by PCR testing for a random number of students and staff members on Monday and Friday.

The changes come as Hoboken has been impacted by a massive surge in COVID-19 cases. Earlier today, the city reported that there were 1,599 residents that tested for COVID in December of 2021, the largest one-month total since the pandemic began.

They also follow a sleuth of schools in Hudson County that are going remote this week, including Jersey City, Bayonne, and others.

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Mark Koosau can be reached at mkoosau@hudsonreporter.com or his Twitter @snivyTsutarja.

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