Town of Bedford Update on COVID-19 ~ Saturday, 28 March 2020

Editor’s Note: Saturday’s update indicates an uptick in confirmed cases, and information about Monday’s Chromebook distribution

Click this link to read the Town’s full update for Saturday, March 28 2020

The daily update is also available in the following places if you’d like to share with your friends:

Website ~ www.BedfordMA.gov

Facebook ~ @bedfordma

Twitter ~ @bedfordma.gov

ACTIVE CASES

As of today, March 28, 2020, there have been a total of eleven (11) positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Town of Bedford Board of Health by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH). Three (3) of these cases have already recovered and have come off of isolation and quarantine, and there is one (1) Person Under Investigation. It is likely that there are individuals impacted by COVID-19 in the community that have not sought medical attention, and/or have not been tested and are isolating at home regardless. Those individuals do not appear on the surveillance reports the Town receives from the MA DPH.

The Board of Health continues to do the appropriate follow-up and outreach to those residents and close contacts known to us. Many of the identified close contacts of the initial cases never exhibited symptoms, have completed their required quarantine period and have been released from quarantine by the Board of Health. The Town has also been informed of one (1) presumptive positive case at Hanscom Air Force Base. This individual has been released from isolation, and has no close contacts that the Town of Bedford is required to follow up on.

Anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms should immediately self-quarantine, isolate from household members and contact their healthcare provider for further guidance on whether testing is warranted.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bedford Public Schools ~ Update on Remote Learning/Chromebook Pick-Up ~ Links to the messages for families regarding remote/online learning beginning this coming week may be found at https://www.bedfordps.org/district/news/bedford-public-schools-remoteonline-learning.

The banners across the top of the BPS webpage require our website company to alter or remove, so please ignore for the moment.

Chromebooks for families that filled out the online form will be distributed on Monday, with directions to be sent in a separate message.

Stay healthy!…(and wash your hands as often as possible.)


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