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A high number of coronavirus cases has prompted officials to close Robbinsville High School for the week with all classes to be taught remotely beginning Moday.

Sports teams at the high school in Mercer County are also paused, Superintendent Brian J. Betze said in a statement.

In addition, a “significant” number of students at Pond Road Middle School in Robbinsville are quarantined and one class at Sharon Elementary in the district is quarantined, though both school remains open.

According to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard, 220 students throughout the district were quarantined as of Sept. 17 — 67 in Sharon Elementary, 68 in Pond Road Middle School, and 85 in Robbinsville High School.

The district also reported 22 positive cases among students in the high school and one staff member, 4 positive cases in students at the middle school, and 4 positive cases in students and one staff member at the elementary school.

About 62% of students 12 and older in the district are vaccinated, Betze said.

Student can return to the high school on Sept. 27 as long as they haven’t tested positive for COVID, exhibit symptoms or the state department of health orders the building to continue to stay closed

In a video Friday, Betze said 75 students at Pond Middle School who tried out for the soccer team were forced to quarantine and there were three unrelated outbreaks at the town’s high school.

Last week, township officials canceled Robbinsville’s Community Day Festival — citing multiple coronavirus outbreaks.

NJ Advance Media staff writer Noah Cohen contributed to this report.

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com.



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2021-09-20 12:56:15

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