On Friday the Cape May County Department of Health advised Cape May County Superintendents that the Southeast region, which includes the Ocean City School District, may be moving into a high-risk level for community COVID-19 transmission.
The CDC and New Jersey Health Department have already established guidelines, referred to as the COVID-19 Regional Risk Matrix, for schools within high-risk communities.
These guidelines include but are not limited to, school districts considering going fully remote, extra guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting, identifying close contact cases, restricting activities that involve close interaction, as well as not mixing cohorts.
The Health Department is anticipating that they will know more on the high-risk level status by this Wednesday, Nov. 25.
People may refer to the attached letter by Dr. Taylor and the COVID-19 Regional Matrix Flyer for more information.
To read Dr. Taylor’s letter go to: https://ocnjdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/OCSD-11-23-2020-message-potential-high-risk-status-and-impact.pdf
Updates will be posted via SwiftK-12 messaging, social media, as well as the OCSD website. The current Hybrid Plan and additional COVID-Prevention guidelines can be found on the district website, oceancityschools.org.