Manasquan Outlines Initial Plans Now That Schools Are Closed

MANASQUAN —The Manasquan School District has outlined its initial plans now that schools are closed for the rest of the academic year.

Here are the plans:

  • The district will be implementing its Health-Related School Closure Preparedness Plan (details of Home Learning & Student Responsibilities are here) in order to continue educational services while students are at home.

  • All extra-curricular activities and athletics are suspended while school is closed.

  • Free & reduced lunch students: click here for info, pickup hours, & locations.

  • School buildings and offices are closed to staff, students and the public. All staff continue to work remotely and can be contacted via phone or email.

  • ONLY the high school gymnasium entrance will remain open for students for tech support ONLY from 10 am-1 pm weekdays.

Here are the latest local updates from Manasquan:




  • Manasquan has launched a relief initiative to provide support to those in distress. The Manasquan Borough mayor and council say they recognize the unprecedented health-related and financial hardships that many residents are experiencing as a result of this insidious pandemic. Read more: Manasquan Launches ‘5 Star COVID-19 Initiative’



  • Hackensack Meridian offers COVID19 testing at its nine urgent care centers in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

  • Immediate care of Marlboro is offering a drive-thru COVID19 test in the Marlboro Medical Arts site located at 479 Rt 520 in Marlboro. Testing is by appointment only at (855) 925-5467 ext 0.

  • The PNC Bank Arts Center is a regional FEMA drive-thru test location and is open for testing every other day from 8 a.m. to 4pm for up to 500 persons per day. Click here for PNC Arts Test Center info & schedule.

  • On every Saturday, the PNC Bank Arts Center site will be dedicated to symptomatic health care workers and first responders — police, fire, and EMS — with valid credentials only. The general public will not be able to access this site on Saturdays.

  • Central Jersey Urgent Care is testing up to 80 patients daily at Eatontown, Howell and Marlboro.


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Here’s what else you should know:

How It Spreads

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19.

While the best way to prevent illness is to avoid virus exposure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention always recommends taking preventive actions to contain the spread of viruses. This includes:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

This article originally appeared on the Manasquan-Belmar Patch

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