We continue to monitor the Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report posted on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website. Based on the state education commissioner’s recommendation to school district leaders, our decisions about changing instructional models should be based on at least three weeks of the data presented in the weekly report along with other key metrics unique to our school.
On Thursday evenings, the latest public health data is released, including the community color-coded map, which illustrates which cities and towns that are considered low, moderate and high risk.
More Encouraging News This Week:
The positive trend continues. Case counts are down state-wide, as well in most of our sending districts. The percent positive rate also continues to drop. Some of our sending districts moved from high risk to moderate risk this week. While this is all good news - COVID-19 is still out there making people sick. We encourage everyone to continue following proper social distancing protocols, and of course - wear a mask - in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.
As of February 4, 2021
- 96% of FRCS students live in high risk communities. (red).
- 4% of FRCS students live in moderate risk communities (yellow)
- “Big 6” weighted positivity rate is lower - 6.97%.
- Weighted positivity now stands at 6.81%.