Mass. reports 201 new COVID-19 cases among students, 85 among school staff at districts across the state
November 2, 2020
Massachusetts officials are reporting 201 new positive coronavirus cases among students and 85 new cases among staff at public school districts across the Bay state.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its weekly report Thursday on COVID-19 in schools, which only reflects confirmed coronavirus cases reported by districts to state officials between Oct. 22 and Oct. 28. Being the fifth week the state has released the data, the new report brings the combined total of cases among students to 589 and for staff to 318.
The data reflects cases reported at charter schools, collaboratives, and approved special education schools, though it excludes any COVID-19 diagnoses for students learning in fully remote models. The numbers also exclude any diagnoses for “staff that have not been in district buildings during the seven days prior to the report of the positive case.”