Update on Massachusetts Schools Reopening

It’s time for an update on Massachusetts schools reopening in the time of COVID-19. Here’s what’s happening in schools across the state.

Sept 2020: A staff member at Pierce Elementary School tested positive. The school delayed the start of in-person learning and began classes remotely instead.

Sept 2020: About 30 students and staffers at Attleboro High School were told to quarantine after a student who had COVID-19 entered the school.

Sept 2020: Two clusters of coronavirus cases were linked to two gatherings of young people in town. Dedham school officials delayed the start of in-person classes.

Sept 2020: An individual at Monomoy Regional High School tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result, 77 students and seven staff members were asked to quarantine.

Sept 2020: A Hull High School student tested positive for the coronavirus, and people who had close contact with the student were asked to get tested and self-quarantine for 14 days.

Sept 2020: Seven Marlborough High School students tested positive for COVID-19. The school committee decided to temporarily shift the school from hybrid to fully remote learning.

Sept 2020: A student at Nissitissit Middle School tested positive for the coronavirus. After contact tracing, local officials determined there were no close contacts to the student at the school or within the district.

July 2020: Three Quincy summer school staff members tested positive for the coronavirus: one at North Quincy High School, one at Quincy High School, and one at Della Chiesa Early Childhood Center. Twelve students and five other staff members were asked to get tested and quarantine for 14 days.

Sept 2020: Two staff members at Wompatuck Elementary School tested positive for the virus. The two had been working together and were in close contact. The second staffer initially tested negative, but a second test revealed the illness.

Sept 2020: A party was attended by as many as 150 teenagers, and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School temporarily shifted to fully remote learning as a result.

Sept 2020: Stoneham school officials are having most students switch to remote learning due to the town’s average daily case rate increasing, causing it to be color-coded yellow by the state.

Sept 2020: An employee of an extended day program at Josiah Haynes Elementary School tested positive for the coronavirus. Separately, a large party was held involving 50 to 60 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School students, and in-person school was delayed at the high school.

Sourced from The Boston Globe. For the most up-to-date information on Massachusetts schools reopening, visit their website.

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