We have been informed that two students at the Hopewell Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. One student is fully remote and the last time the hybrid student was in school was Tuesday, November 24. There is no evidence to suggest the student was infectious while they were in the building. We appreciate that these individuals followed our district protocols and alerted us to their positive tests. 

As will all of our recent cases, we are being overly cautious with this notification in an effort to make sure everyone is aware of the status of cases in our school community. If you are self-quarantining, have tested positive, or self-diagnosed without a test, please contact your school nurse so that we can track the potential impact in our schools. All information is confidential. 

Please help protect all of us by monitoring your family members for symptoms. Students and staff should stay home if they have: 

  • Tested positive (viral test) for COVID-19. 
  • Awaiting test results (even if there has been a negative rapid test). 
  • If someone in your household is being tested for COVID-19 due to illness or has COVID like symptoms (they may return if test results are negative).
  • Exhibiting any COVID-19 compatible symptoms 
  • Close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. 
  • Potential exposure to a person with COVID-19
  • Traveled to an area with high levels of COVID-19 transmission in the past 14 days:  
  • NJ travel advisory list   
  • International travel advisory

We appreciate your support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant, but sensible, in your approach to dealing with this health concern.