I wanted to provide a quick update on COVID-19 cases. The state reporting mechanism for cases in schools does not operate over winter break and those are the cases we report to the community. By that standard, we have one case of COVID-19 to report to you today at Beacon High School. Individuals needing to quarantine or test to stay have been notified.
Over break, we had close to forty cases of COVID-19 reported to us from families and staff. Many people did not have access to tests over the holidays so the number is probably higher.
From the at-home rapid tests that were passed out on Sunday, we had eighteen positive cases reported to us Sunday evening. These cases were across all six of our schools.
I want to take a moment to commend our families for being so diligent in reporting cases to us, letting us know about symptoms, and using the at home rapid tests. All of these efforts help us! Thank you!
I also want to commend our staff today for a strong start after winter break. Thanks for everything you do!
Tomorrow or later this week, I will go back to the usual way I report these cases to you.