Editor’s Note: In addition to today’s Bedford case count, Town Manager Stanton announced that Town Meeting, previously rescheduled until today, will be recessed and continued until May 4. There is also a link from the Bedford School so that families and faculty can weigh in about canceling April vacation.
The daily update is also available in the following places if you’d like to share with your friends:
As of today, April 6, 2020, there have been a total of twenty-two (22) presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to the Town of Bedford Board of Health by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH). Five (5) of these cases have already recovered and have come off of isolation and there are zero known (0) Persons under Investigation. It is likely that there are other 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.
Town Meeting Postponed to 5/4/2020 ~ At the Select Board Meeting on April 1, 2020, the Town Moderator, with a vote of the Selectmen, declared the Bedford Annual Town Meeting, previously rescheduled for April 6, be recessed and continued to May 4, 2020. Please see the link for additional information: https://www.bedfordma.gov/town-meeting
Update from the Superintendent re April Vacation ~ This week, Superintendent Jon Sills plans to recommend to the School Committee Thursday evening that BPS cancel April Vacation this year. Before the school committee makes a decision on this proposal, however, he would like the School Committee to have the benefit of knowing what our families and faculty think. Please share your thoughts at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGGcuyuHAahw4Y25pM_GOSCK4TOhJ5ztT6o1AazGSq2HsFQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Stay healthy!…(and wash your hands as often as possible.)