Third COVID-19 case at Princeton High School, two cases at Littlebrook Elementary confirmed on Monday

Princeton High School Principal Frank Chmiel confirmed on Monday morning in an email to parents that a third student at the school has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The student was last in school on Sept. 13. Chmiel did not indicate whether the student had been vaccinated or not. The student will remain in isolation for a minimum of 10 days in accordance with CDC and NJ Department of Health guidelines. Close contacts have been notified. One close contact will need to quarantine for 10 days, Chmiel said.

Information about the previous two cases at the high school can be found in our earlier story.

On Monday morning, Littlebrook Elementary School Principal Luis Ramirez confirmed that two students at the school have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The students were last in the building on Friday, Sept. 17. Ramirez said all close contacts have been notified via phone call or email message and must quarantine for 10 days. Ramirez said the CDC defines a close contact as someone who was within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days prior to a positive test result.


  1. Does the close contact definition at the public schools use the CDC exception for K-12?
    “Exception: In the K–12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) if both the infected student and the exposed student(s) correctly and consistently wore well-fitting masks the entire time.”

  2. What is the point of constant reporting of isolated COVID cases? We have to accept that eventually nearly everyone will get it.

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