Pleasantville, NJ student athlete tests positive for COVID-19

The district says others who have been in contact with the student were notified.
PLEASANTVILLE, New Jersey (WPVI) -- The Pleasantville School District in Atlantic County, New Jersey confirms a student athlete has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a letter sent to families on Tuesday, Superintendent Dr. Natakie Chestnut-Lee said the student had participated in practices for the last two weeks.

Chestnut-Lee said other students have been notified.

Anyone who has come in contact with the student has been asked to quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to any sports practice or school property.

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"Please be assured that our district is following all CDC guidelines for health and safety of our athletes, staff and all students," Chestnut-Lee said.

No other details were released, including what sport the student played.

Read the letter:

Dear Students and Families of Pleasantville School District,

It has come to our attention that one of our student athletes has tested positive for COVID-19. The students participated in sports practice on campus during the past two weeks.

The other students who came in contact with this student have been notified. Per CDC guidance, the District has advised those individuals, who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, that they should self-quarantine for 14 days from the last possible exposure prior to returning to any sports practice or school property.

Please be assured that our district is following all CDC guidelines for health and safety of our athletes, staff and all students.

If you have any questions please contact my office.

Sincerely,
Dr. Chestnut-Lee
Superintendent


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