West Milford School District sees spike in COVID-19 cases

Dozens of students of the West Milford School District have tested positive for COVID-19 in just the last few days.

News 12 Staff

Sep 21, 2021, 11:15 AM

Updated 945 days ago

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Dozens of students of the West Milford School District have tested positive for COVID-19 in just the last few days.
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There have been 33 confirmed cases as of Monday, and according to the Superintendent Alex Anemone, the number has already gone up. The majority of the cases are at the high school.
Anemone released a statement, saying in part, “We have met with the health department and are mitigating issues causing concern and will remain open for full days of instruction next week. Contact tracing at WMHS revealed that this matter is overwhelmingly concentrated in individuals not fully vaccinated."
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The district is encouraging vaccinations, also saying there are connections between some of the cases and out of school events.
One of the recent events was a varsity football game on Sept. 10. There have also been cases in the elementary and middle schools, but the bulk of the cases are at the high school.


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