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As of today, March 29, 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.
BPS Update on Remote Learning/Chromebook Pick Up: Here are directions for pick-up, and a couple of reminders, regarding Chromebook distribution.
Chromebooks will be sufficient for work given by teachers at Davis, Lane and JGMS. If you have tablets (not Kindle) or laptops, those will work as well.
High school students will not receive Chromebooks. If a high school student left his/her/their iPad in school, the student must email Mr. Hudder (Daniel_hudder@bedfordps.org) to explain, and once approved, an iPad will be available for pick-up on Monday as well.
Pick-up Directions for Monday, March 30, 2020
Please arrive during the time slot assigned to the first letter of your last name:
7:30 – 8:30 AM ~ Last names beginning with A or B AND parents needing to go to work
8:30 – 9:30 AM ~ Last names beginning with C – G
9:30- 10:30 AM ~ Last names beginning with H – L
10:30 – 11:30 AM ~ Last names beginning with M – Q
11:30 – 12:30 PM~ Last names beginning with R – Z
Route: Please drive down Railroad Ave with the high school field on your right and the JGMS parking lot on your left. As you approach the front of the school, please turn left into one of the two lanes.
PLEASE DO NOT EXIT YOUR AUTOMOBILE.
- Roll down your window one or two inches and pop your trunk
- An attendant will ask you your name, your student(s)’ name(s) and the number of Chromebooks you requested online. The attendant will fill in the form and ask if you will agree to the attendant’s signing it for you. If you are not comfortable with that, you will be given the form, and asked to sign it and drop it into a basket.
- The attendant will place the Chromebook(s) in your trunk.
Stay healthy!…(and wash your hands as often as possible.