2 COVID cases prompt cancellation of sports activities, switch to full remote learning at Jackson Liberty HS
An Ocean County high school has been prompted to implement remote learning after students at Jackson Liberty High School tested positive for COVID-19.
For the second time this month, the school's football team's season is on hold after two people tested positive for COVID-19 at the high school.
School and health officials did not specify if the positive tests came from students or staff members.
As a result, the entire sports department's games and practices have been suspended until further notice.
In a letter to parents, officials outlined that the entire school will now be on remote learning through next Friday, which takes them into and through the fall break.
A return to in-person education is slated for Nov. 9.
The decision was made in conjunction with the Ocean County Health Department as they follow the guidelines issued by the State Department of Health.
Experts determined that the exposure inside the high school warranted a complete shutdown of all sports and activities, and to keep students out of the classroom, and switch to remote learning.
The shutdown only involves Jackson Liberty High School, and does not affect other schools in the district.