Moriah College shut down

May 26, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Sydney’s Moriah College has sent all students home following a confirmation that a student had tested positive for COVID-19.

Moriah College

The College received confirmation from NSW Health shortly before noon.

A statement from Moriah stated: “We have now activated our COVID-19 Positive Diagnosis School Response Plan.

The student was in attendance on our campus, on Thursday, 21 May 2020.

In accordance with NSW Health advice, the College has closed whilst contact tracing is conducted, and the school is cleaned and sanitised.

The College is planning to re-open next week.

Teaching and learning will continue via our B’yachad online learning platforms.”

In a letter to parents, the school advised the affected student was in the primary school last Thursday.

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies President Lesli Berger told J-Wire: “As concerning as this situation is, we commend Moriah College for acting quickly and responsibly and taking the necessary measures to hopefully contain and isolate the outbreak.

The situation reinforces the government’s message to maintain our social distancing, take care where we go and not assume that the eased restrictions mean we can lower our guard. The threat is as serious as it always was, and this development demonstrates why it’s so important to download the Covid Safe app. It’s a wake-up call to safeguard our families.”

A spokesperson for the nearby Emanuel School said: “At this stage we will be monitoring, reviewing and seeking expert advice – with the current view of returning as planned. However, we aim to be agile and flexible, ready to pivot if required.”



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