All Bayonne Athletics Suspended After BHS Assistant Coach Tests COVID-19 Positive

Late this morning, Bayonne Superintendent of Schools John Niesz tweeted a letter to parents informing them that a Bayonne High School assistant coach has tested positive for COVID-19.  The unnamed coach has been out since receiving the positive test result, which was administered last week.

Superintendent Niesz wrote, “At this time all Bayonne Athletics and facilities are temporarily suspended until at least next week.”

As a precaution, the Superintendent added that all facilities are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as per the guidelines of the CDC.  Niesz stated, “There are no other positive cases at this time. We are meeting with our Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Dedousis and the Bayonne Office of emergency Management to ensure when we reopen we will have followed all Center of Disease Control, Board of Health and City protocols to ensure the health and safety of all.”

The Superintendent says the District expects to reopen next week.

If parents have any questions, the have been instructed to contact their child’s coach or Athletic Director, Dr. Pierson at 201-858-5566, or send him an email at  You can also send an email to