covid data overview 11-24

Overview of COVID Data and Information
Posted on 11/24/2021

Dear LS Students, Families, and Staff,

Here is a mid-fall overview of LS COVID cases since the start of school and a review of our current mitigation protocols.   We have one new student positive case to report since November 18. 

LS Vaccination Status:     

Students        1373/1515 = 90.62%   

Staff                   233/234 = 99.57%

2021-22 Positive COVID Case Summary

Date               Students                    Staff

09/01              xx

09/10              x         

09/12              x

09/13              x

10/28                                                  xx

11/08                                                  x

11/17              x

11/18              x                                 

Vaccinated to Unvaccinated positive case comparison:  6 to 3

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 a link to how one can schedule a time for vaccination and or booster:  www.mass.gov.  Here is a link to information previously shared about the distribution of unvaccinated students in school. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16a3k4NmTG0prdRD7mgZVHcf1Nn_VuHhdeQuY_a_oKYE/edit?usp=sharing

Pool test participation numbers

 

10/7               447                  11/4                360

10/14              415                  11/10              375

10/21              424                  11/17              332

10/28              361                  No Thanksgiving week testing

 

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

For student pool testing:

https://pbcovid.cic-health.com/register/with-code?code=YEDCEF

For adult and staff pool testing: 

https://pbcovid.cic-health.com/register/with-code?code=JDOTQA

Here is the link to our current COVID mitigation protocols.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19ouwcmmai5DVOBJtV_YGBcQhS-W8ctOR3ElDvt6cGCY/edit?usp=sharing

Mask wearing is currently required for all indoor public spaces in the Town of Sudbury.  Since rates of infection are currently increasing in Middlesex County I do not anticipate a change in the current in school mask requirement before January.  Additionally, the MIAA announced today that mask wearing is required for winter indoor athletics.  The winter athletic season starts on Monday, November 29. 

As weather temperatures have cooled more of our students and staff are staying indoors to eat lunch, which has made the cafeteria more crowded.  We have deployed tables throughout the school to provide alternate areas for students or staff to eat lunch indoors. 

I thank all students, families and staff for their attentive and ongoing cooperation with all of our COVID mitigation protocols.  Working all together has allowed us to sustain continuity of active participation in all of our programs in classes and a huge range of co-curricular activities and events.  Thank you!

Bella Wong