Ocean County school switches back to remote learning due to COVID-19 case spike, superintendent says
Washington Street School in Toms River is switching back to remote learning due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
The school only opened back up to full-time instruction a few weeks ago, but according to a letter to parents, the superintendent says several positive cases of COVID-19 forced the school to close for the time period to keep students and staff healthy and safe.
The closure began around the same time Gov. Phil Murphy said come this fall, there will be no virtual options available for schools unless something drastic occurs.
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The school will remain closed through spring break and resume in-class instruction on April 12.
Earlier this week, both Holmdel and Monmouth Regional high schools switched to virtual instruction after rising numbers. More than 300 positive COVID-19 cases were logged Wednesday in Ocean County.