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Ridgewood NJ, at last Mondays Ridgewood BOE meet in the during the Superintendents report Dr. Fishbein provided a COVID-19 update and explained that the district continues to monitor the COVID activity in our community and surrounding areas. Many districts around us have transitioned to remote learning for a significant period of time. While we have had to pivot to remote learning in some buildings, most of those schools will reopen for in-person instruction this week. We have been successful by following contact tracing and guidelines of the NJDOH in collaboration with the Village of Ridgewood Health Department. As a result of all of the surrounding schools that are closing, the district is, however, starting to experience staffing issues, and we will closely monitor this situation.
Dr. Fishbein shared that we are very fortunate to have a great local health department. Last spring, when the health department was faced with the challenge of contact tracing, our school nurses were trained as contact tracers. This has been extremely beneficial since our reopening in September. Our nurses are able to assist the health department with contact tracing, which has made this process more efficient. Dr. Fishbein reminded everyone of the importance of cooperating with contact tracers.
Finally, Dr. Fishbein thanked both the present and past Board of Education members. Additionally, he thanked the excellent teaching staff, support staff, and administrators and recognized that the accomplishments of the past 12 years were the result of teamwork.