COVID-19 Update – September 17th, 2021 (Friday)
With opening of schools, we saw an uptick in cases during the past week. During the week we had 42 cases of COVID. The total number of cases to date are 1447.
COVID-19 Cases Reported in West Windsor Residents - 1447
Recent Activity 42
(September 13th through September 17th, 2021 (4:00 pm))
A number of parents have asked about number of cases in school. Out of the 42 cases 8 cases are among school age children. The superintendent is keeping parents informed through emails. The health department is fully and conservatively contact tracing each school case. If you have not heard from either the West Windsor health department or the school nurse, be assured that your child has not been in contact with any positive COVID case.
A number of you continue to ask about offering a “remote option” to unvaccinated elementary children. As I have stated before neither the superintendent nor I have the authority to make that decision. Our health officer is in contact with the school superintendent and the state health department. We continue to monitor the situation closely and if necessary, will not hesitate to make a tough decision. I have conveyed your feelings to the Governor’s office and continue to keep the communication lines open.
Since beginning of pandemic, West Windsor residents have acted responsibly and helped keep cases in West Windsor low. We must continue that to protect our collective health. This means taking all necessary precautions - washing hands, wearing mask, keeping social distance. It also means if someone in your family is showing symptoms please isolate until a test result is available. If someone does test positive, please co-operate with the health department so they can contact trace everyone with potential exposure. We need patience and our long game to get on the other side of this pandemic.
Today’s picture by Mike Blaner is that of Ron Roger’s Arboretum where last week’s Township 9-11 ceremony was held.
Please stay safe and keep others safe as well.