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3.18.2020 7:00 PM EDT

Dear Eastern Christian School Community,

A staff member who works on the Eastern Christian High School campus in North Haledon, NJ has tested positive for coronavirus disease, COVID-19, and is currently self-isolating.

Eastern Christian School continues to work closely with public health officials, who will communicate directly with people who may have been exposed to this individual.

Any student, faculty member, or staff member who experiences symptoms associated with COVID-19 should contact their health care provider immediately. If you have any questions, you should call NJ COVID-19 & the Poison Center Public Hotline at 1-800-962-1253 or 1-800-222-1222 or visit or

As a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to limit the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

As a school community, we covet your prayers for healing for the community member diagnosed with this serious illness. We further ask that you please consider the privacy of the individual at this time. Please pray for the health and safety of other members of our school community who may have been exposed.

Sincerely yours,

Thomas G. Dykhouse
Executive Director & Head of School

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