Hoboken’s Wallace School Goes All Remote Instruction After Positive COVID Tests

With the number of coronavirus cases rising in Hudson County, the County has been elevated to a “moderate health risk zone.”  Hudson is one of ten New Jersey counties to have their risk level elevated from low to moderate, and the news doesn’t come without consequences.

On Wednesday, Hoboken’s Wallace School announced it was switching to all-remote learning for the next few weeks after two people, believed to be staffers, tested positive for COVID-19.  Wallace School Principal Martin Shannon made the announcement in a letter to parents, saying, “Last evening we learned that an individual in Wallace School is asymptomatic but has tested positive for COVID-19.  We were notified that another individual tested positive this morning.”

Hoboken Superintendent of Schools Dr. Christine Johnson added, “I have two individuals that tested positive within a 24 hour period.  As a result, we decided to shift to our remote learning plan for nine instructional days at the Wallace School site.”

As a result, Wallace School shifts to all remote learning tomorrow, Thursday, October 22.  Students attending Wallace will learn at home through at least November 9.

Parents of Wallace School students are asked to contact the school’s nurse, Ms. Filomena Konopka, immediately if their child tests positive.  Her email is fkonopka@hoboken.k12.nj.us .

Earlier this week it was announced that Memorial High School in West New York and North Bergen High School were switching to all remote learning following positive COVID-19 tests at each school.  Hudson County View was the first news outlet to report that information. Both schools are expected to reopen before week’s end.