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COVID-19: See How Many Students, Staff Have The Virus In Your School District

COVID-19 in schools
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The school district with the most faculty and staff suffering from COVID-19 is Worcester, according to the most recent COVID-19 tracking data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6, 12 Worcester School District employees, who had district building access, reported positive COVID-19 cases, said the state’s weekly school-based pandemic tracker.

Among the top 10 school districts across Massachusetts with the most faculty and staff reporting COVID-19 infections are Ludlow and Holyoke. Both districts are each reporting 5 faculty and staff members with COVID-19.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has been keeping a running tally of how many students and staff/faculty have become ill with COVID-19. Data is tracked only for students and staff that had access to a district building within the last seven days. The data does not include the number of people in quarantine per district.

There were fewer students than school employees reporting COVID-19 incidents.

Statewide there were 178 students and 253 employees who had access to school buildings and reported coming down with COVID-19 between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6.

LOCAL NUMBERS

Other area communities that had faculty and staff suffering from COVID-19 are Chicopee and Spencer-East Brookfield. which each had 4 faculty and staff reporting infections between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6.

Shrewsbury, Hopedale, Belchertown, Southbridge, Springfield, Sutton, Westborough, Westhampton, Chesterfield-Goshen, and Wachusett each reported having 1 staff or faculty with COVID-19, as well.

No other Central or Western Massachusetts school districts reported employees with building access who were sick with COVID-19.

STUDENTS

There were fewer students than faculty and staff in Central and Western Massachusetts reporting COVID-19 incidents. The local school district with the most sick-students was Shrewsbury with 4 reported student incidents between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6.

Other districts with COVID-19 ill students were: East Longmeadow 2 students, Uxbridge 2, Mendon-Upton 2, Ludlow 1, Belchertown 1, Hopedale 1, Southbridge 1, Millbury 1, Winchendon 1, Hampshire Regional, 1, Pathfinder Regional Voke 1, Southern Worcester County Regional Voke 1.

For more information and to see how other school districts are faring with COVID-19, visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education online. 

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