11-19-20 Notification of Positive COVID-19 Cases at Seneca High School
Dear Students, Staff, Parents/Guardians:
This letter is to inform you that two individuals at Seneca High School have tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The District is coordinating closely with the Burlington County Health Department (BCHD) and following CDC and the state guidelines order to assure the health and safety of our community. Seneca has investigated and determined that both cases appear to be epidemiologically linked to an exposure outside of the school setting.
Per the guidelines from the BCHD, Seneca may remain open, but please be advised that another unlinked case within the next 7 days may result in a temporary closure. As of this date, there is no evidence of a COVID-19 spread from within our building. Contact tracing is underway. 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. If you do not receive an additional notification, no further action is required.
As always, we appreciate our community’s support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Any student or staff member who is getting tested should notify the school nurse and remain home from school and all school activities until a negative test result has been provided to the school nurse. Should you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to call me directly at 609-268-4600, extension 669000 or our school nurse, Melinda Mehigan at 609-268-4600, extension 663700.
Bradley H. Bauer
Seneca High School