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HAS Positive Case 10/31

November 1, 2020 

Dear Cranford community,


I am writing to provide you an update on the status of events at HAS Middle School.  I have remained in close communication with Department of Health officials over the past 24 hours.  During this time, they conducted contact tracing.  Please be advised that their research indicates that the transmission occurred at a non-school event.    Furthermore, the Department of Health officials indicated that they believe the mitigation strategies implemented in school, particularly the wearing of face coverings, make it unlikely that further transmission took place at school.  Please also know that an additional cleaning and disinfecting will be completed prior to Monday. In light of this information, the Department of Health has verified that at the present time, Hillside Avenue School will be open tomorrow, Monday, November 2, 2020.  However, it is important to remain vigilant of one’s health status and to contact your child’s doctor should you have any individual concerns. 


The information communicated in the correspondence has been composed with and vetted by Department of Health officials. The school district is not able to provide additional information about the individual who has tested positive.  However, please be reminded that the Township Health Office, who conducted the contact tracing, has communicated directly with those individuals who have been identified as a close contact and will advise those families accordingly.  


As always, we appreciate your support and cooperation.  Moving forward, you can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern.  Thank you for your ongoing patience and flexibility as we continue to make our way through this school year. 




Scott Rubin
Wear a mask, Wash your hands, Watch your distance