A guest at Harrison High School’s recent career fair has tested positive for COVID-19, Harrison HS Principal Matthew D. Weber announced in a letter dated March 17.
“The guest did not have symptoms at the time of our event and started showing symptoms approximately 48 hours after visiting HHS,” Weber wrote. “According to health department guidance, this individual would likely not have been contagious at the time of her visit.
“However, I realize that this news may cause great concern in our school community.
“I encourage you to monitor for symptoms and, more importantly, seek guidance from your physician by calling the doctor’s office in the morning. Your doctor will ask you specific questions and then make an informed recommendation based on your individual situation.”
Weber says he regretted he had to share such unfortunate news.
“If I can be of assistance in answering your questions, as always, I will be glad to do so via phone or email,” he said. “Again, I am sorry to have to share this disconcerting news in this fashion, but it was recommended that I urgently share this important information with everyone as soon as possible.”
Learn more about the writer ...
Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.