The following statement was issued Wednesday by Chief School Administrator Mark C. Marrone and Business Administrator Kim Robinson of Mainland Regional High School:
Greetings Mustang Nation,
COVID-19 is a reality in our communities and school, just like it is a reality in every community and school district throughout the State of New Jersey.
Like other school districts throughout the State, a student-athlete has tested positive for COVID-19 and was in contact with other players and coaches within 48 hours of the confirmed test result.
Out of an abundance of caution and following the recommendations of the Atlantic County Department of Health, we have directed our football players and coaches to self-quarantine for 14 days, which unfortunately coincides with the last two weeks of the High School’s football season thus ending the season.
We are heartbroken by this outcome but know that we must take immediate action to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our students, coaches, faculty, and staff.
As always, the District will continue to work with the Atlantic County Department of Health to address these situations as they arise and continue to utilize enhanced disinfecting and cleaning procedures to sanitize the facility daily. All individuals that have been identified in close contact have been notified.
Thank you & GO MUSTANGS!