An outbreak of the brand new coronavirus on the Paterson faculty district headquarters has grown to 4 instances on Wednesday, prompting superintendent Eileen Shafer to have virtually all workers work remotely for the following 14 days.
Shafer mentioned she made the choice after consulting municipal well being officers. Shafer had quietly closed some workplaces on the primary flooring after three instances have been reported.
Shafer mentioned central workplace workers will work remotely from October 22 to November 4. She mentioned the superintendent, deputy superintendent, and their “restricted” employees will proceed to work out of the constructing.
“The constructing will probably be sanitized tonight for us to return tomorrow morning and it’ll solely be a restricted quantity of us, 4 people who will probably be right here, as a result of continuation of instruction must occur,” mentioned Shafer on Wednesday night time.
Shafer didn’t point out the fourth case in the course of the announcement on the faculty board assembly.
College officers didn’t publicly point out the instances at 90 Delaware Avenue till the Paterson Occasions contacted them for feedback concerning the instances on Tuesday.
Shafer’s spokesman Paul Brubaker then issued a press launch concerning the outbreak with a timeline. First an infection on the district headquarters was reported on October 13.
Shafer and her employees have been figuring out of the central workplace throughout a lot of the pandemic. She mentioned her employees has been engaged on a hybrid schedule since Tuesday, the place half the employees report back to the constructing on Monday and Wednesday and the opposite half on Tuesday and Thursday. Her employees work remotely on Fridays.
Faculties in Paterson have been holding digital lessons since March. That’s anticipated to proceed via mid-January.
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