COVID-19 case on soccer team leads to quarantine for students at 2 Ocean Co. schools
Dozens of students from two Ocean County high schools are now learning from home while under quarantine resulting from a positive case on one of the varsity soccer teams.
The match occurred a week ago today between the soccer teams in Point Pleasant Borough and Lakewood.
A letter went home Tuesday to parents of borough students, with the superintendent saying, "The Point Pleasant Borough boys’ varsity high school soccer team competed against Lakewood on Wednesday, Oct. 14 following a positive test by one of the Lakewood players. They will now quarantine for 14 days.”
The news comes as Lakewood Public Schools continue to see more positive cases since reopening schools. At least 30 staff and students have tested positive, and most recently, two classrooms this week are now in quarantine after positive tests were identified.
Both school districts are using state health guidelines to determine quarantine practices with the assistance of the Ocean County Health Department. According to experts, despite an uptick in positive cases in younger people, most only show slight symptoms.