COVID-19 Cases in Schools – Nov 4, 2021

Data from the first two months of the school year showing the total number of reported cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts schools.

We didn’t think we would still be doing this in November 2021, but here we are.

COVID-19 cases among students and staff turned upwards in the November 4 data report. With all schools operating in person and a mask mandate extended until 2022, the number of COVID-19 cases far exceeds the numbers from June 2021.

Number of MA Students  911,465
Positive Student Cases to Date14,524 (1.4%)

Student Count: Number of reported positive cases for students who are enrolled in the school.

Staff Count: Number of reported positive cases for district staff members employed by the school district.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education weekly reports are available here.

You can explore the DESE guidance for school-based testing, vaccines and safety policies for public and private schools here.

Curious about more statewide COVID-19 data? The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has a comprehensive interactive dashboard with community level data on testing, hospitalizations and COVID-19 Variants. You can visit their dashboard here.