Charter School In Hoboken Goes Remote For Now Due To Coronavirus

HOBOKEN, NJ — Elysian Charter School, one of the city’s three charter schools, confirmed over the weekend that it’s going all-remote for now. Sources said that the decision was made after a student at the K-8 school tested positive for coronavirus.

Vijay Chaudhury, a spokesman for Mayor Ravi Bhalla, said over the weekend, “Elysian Charter School has made the decision to go remote given recent developments and in consultation with the Hoboken Health Department. We are confident their precautions will help keep our children safe.”

A representative for the school, located at the north end of town, declined to discuss the matter further or say how long they’ll be closed, but said that they had informed the school community. This story will be updated if more information is received, such as a reopening date.

Charter schools in New Jersey are considered public and do not charge tuition, but receive state

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Hoboken Mayor Gives Updates On Coronavirus Numbers, Testing Sites

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a coronavirus update on Sunday afternoon that the Health Department had confirmed that nine more residents tested positive from Thursday through Saturday.

That brings the total cases in Hoboken to 772 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Hoboken, a mile-square city of 53,000 people across the water from Manhattan, was one of the first communities in the area to begin closing facilities in March.

A total of 31 Hoboken residents have died from the virus, with the last occurring in May.

“As of Friday, 721 residents have made a full recovery,” Bhalla said Sunday. “On Saturday, New Jersey reported the largest amount of new covid-19 cases in one day since early June. As we enter the fall and winter months, it is critical to continue to taking the precautions we did at the beginning of the pandemic to avoid further upticks

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