COVID update 12/16/21

COVID update 12/16/21
Posted on 12/16/2021

Dear LS Students, Families, and Staff,

We have received one positive student pool test result from the samples collected yesterday.  We also have one other new student positive case to report.  A summary of LS COVID cases is below. 

LS Vaccination Status:       

Students        1384/1512  = 91.53%            

Staff                    233/234   = 99.57%

2021-22 Positive COVID Case Summary

Date                          Students             Staff

09/01 – 09/29             xxxxx                                        4 weeks

09/30 – 10/27                                                             4 weeks

10/28 – 11/24             xx                     xxxx                 4 weeks

11/25 – 12/01             xx

12/02 – 12/08             xxxx                 x

12/09  - 12/15             xxx

12/16 -                         xx

The Vaccinated to Unvaccinated positive case comparison is 14 to 9.  See the attached pdf for charts to illustrate how this relates to our LS school population.  The incidence of unvaccinated individuals has been 8 times higher than for vaccinated individuals.  The national trend tracked by the CDC through the end of October is 5.57 times.

Please note that one is considered a close contact of positive case if one is within 3 feet of the person for more than 15 minutes within a 24-hour period when both individuals are wearing masks.  One is considered a close contact of positive case if one is within 6 feet of the person for more than 15 minutes within a 24-hour period when both individuals are not wearing masks.  Close contacts that are vaccinated and not symptomatic are not required to quarantine.  Close contacts that are not vaccinated and close contacts that are vaccinated and symptomatic are required to quarantine. 

Here is the link to sign up for a time slot to be vaccinated at the LS clinic scheduled for January 4, 8 am to 1 pm.  What will be available is the adult (12+) dose of Pfizer for 1st/2nd/Booster shot.  This includes the 16+ population for those boosters, as long as it's been 6 months since the second dose. The clinic will also offer Moderna for boosters only.

Note, that after receiving a shot you must stay seated for observation 15 minutes after.  The clinic will be held in the LS auditorium. 

A follow up clinic will be scheduled with availability of second doses dependent on the number of individuals who will need a second dose for full vaccination. 

Here is also a link to how one can schedule a time for vaccination and or booster at other sites

Pool test participation numbers

10/7                447                 
10/14              415
10/21              424
11/4                360                             
11/10              375
11/24              No testing

12/1                508
12/8                346
12/15              363
12/22              Next Test Date

Here are the links to sign up if you are not currently enrolled.  

For student pool testing:

For adult and staff pool testing:

Here is the link to our current COVID mitigation protocols.

Mask wearing is required for all indoor public spaces in the Town of Sudbury.  I do not anticipate a change in the current in school mask requirement before January. MIAA is requiring mask wearing for winter indoor athletics.

Thank you for all for taking care with your own health as well as being mindful of the health of others.  While the numbers of positive cases at LS are trending higher we are still doing significantly better than other surrounding communities.  


Bella Wong