Holmdel High School switches to remote learning; 100 students, staff members in quarantine
Another spike in COVID-19 has
forced Holmdel High School to switch
to all remote learning.
A return to learning from home at the high school until early April, that's
the message sent by the superintendent because of what is believed to be multiple
gatherings two weekends ago.
All in person learning, sports, and activities are suspended at the high
school for now. Dr. Lee Seitz says around 100 students and faculty are in
quarantine following a spike in positive cases at the high school.
According to the data provided by Holmdel School District, there are 13
positive cases of COVID-19 among students and staff district wide, far less than
the numbers in quarantine, but the numbers were high enough to close the high
The news comes as New Jersey continues to lead the nation in new
positive cases, forcing Gov. Phil Murphy to pause additional reopening.
There have been 114 positive cases of COVID-19 in Holmdel Township in
the last two weeks, roughly 8% of the total number of positive cases recorded
since the start of the coronavirus pandemic more than a year ago.