COVID-19 CASES IN SCHOOLS MARCH 25, 2021

The number of student COVID-19 cases continue on a sharp upward climb for the third consecutive week. The March 24th report shows the highest number of cases among students.

It continues to be unclear if all districts reported data to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) reports the number of COVID-19 cases by school districts (including charter schools), collaboratives, and approved special education schools each week as reported by the district. The data represents the number of staff or students who reported as positive for the previous week based on the DESE definitions:

  • Reported positive cases for students: Number of reported positive cases for students who are learning in hybrid or in-person learning models and have been in a district school within the seven days prior to the report of the positive case (excludes students learning in fully remote models).
  • Reported positive cases for staff: Number of reported positive cases for district staff members who have been in a district building within the seven days prior to the report of the positive case (excludes staff that have not been in district buildings during the seven days prior to the report of the positive case).

The weekly reports are available here.

Additional self-reported data on positive COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts public schools can be viewed and reported in the Stop the Spread tool.

One comment

  1. Lexington. Still not reporting.

    Avon

    On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:14 AM the policy minute wrote:

    > Center for Education Policy + Practice posted: ” The number of student > COVID-19 cases continue on a sharp upward climb for the third consecutive > week. The March 24th report shows the highest number of cases among > students. It continues to be unclear if all districts reported data to the > Department of ” >

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