Student tests positive for COVID-19 at Brielle Elementary

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BRIELLE — A Brielle Elementary School student has tested positive for the coronavirus, Superintendent Christine Carlson confirmed on Tuesday. This is the school’s second positive case since reopening in September.

The student, who is asymptomatic, has quarantined for at least 10 days prior to the positive test result and has not been in school, Ms. Carlson told The Coast Star. She added that no close contacts have been identified.

Ms. Carlson said she felt fortunate that the student had already been quarantined to prevent potential spread of the coronavirus, but is prepared to not be so lucky moving forward.

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“I don’t know what the winter holds for us … it does not look good. We’re really concerned what could happen after the Thanksgiving break,” she said.

In a letter sent out to parents on Monday, she stated that the school is working “closely with public health officials from the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission to assure the health and safety of our community.”

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