A teacher at Riverside Elementary School in Princeton has been hospitalized because of complications from the coronavirus.
School officials announced in an email on Thursday that a staff member at the school tested positive for the coronavirus. Planet Princeton has confirmed that the staff member is a teacher. The person does not live in Princeton.
“That person is currently in the hospital and is beginning to feel better. Our thoughts are with that member of our school family,” reads a letter from Princeton Superintendent of Schools Steve Cochrane.
The Princeton Department of Health will be reaching out to students, parents and staff members who have had more prolonged contact with the staff member, Cochrane said.
Mercer County has at least 20 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the state. The total number of confirmed cases jumped to 742 Thursday.