CHPS parent tests positive for COVID-19

A parent in the Cherry Hill Public Schools community has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a community letter from Superintendent Joseph Meloche dated Monday, March 23.

The parent was in attendance at the Friday, March 6 performance of “Legally Blonde,” according to Meloche’s letter.

“The parent is currently hospitalized and the parent’s family members are self-quarantining,” Meloche said. “They and the Camden County Department of Health are in the process of notifying individuals with whom the parent has come into contact since March 6, 2020. We have not received any reports of other students, family members or staff members experiencing illnesses with symptoms resembling those of coronavirus.”

He said the district is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates when they know more.

“Our hearts go out to this parent and family during this difficult time. Please have compassionate thoughts and pray for them,” Meloche said.