11-9-20 Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case at Cherokee High School

  • Dear Students, Staff, Parents/Guardians: 

    This letter is to inform you that today we learned an individual at Cherokee High School has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The District is coordinating closely with public health officials and following CDC, state, and local health department guidance in order to assure the health and safety of our community.

    At the recommendation of the Burlington County Health Department, Cherokee may remain open tomorrow.  As of this date, there is no evidence of a COVID 19 spread from within our building.  Cherokee is continuing to assist the BCHD with contact tracing. If you are identified as a close contact (within 6 feet for 15 cumulative minutes or more over 24 hours), you will receive an additional notification within 24 hours.  If you do not receive additional notification, no further action is required. 

    We appreciate our community’s support and cooperation. Any student or staff member who is being tested should notify the school nurse and remain home from school and all extra-curricular activities until a negative test result has been provided to the school nurse. If your child does not feel well or has even minor symptoms, please keep your child at home and utilize our remote instruction. Should you have any questions about this situation, please contact me directly at 856-983-5140 ext. 229000 or School Nurse Deidre Golden at 856-983-5140 ext. 221800.


    Donna Charlesworth
    Cherokee High School