Town of Bedford ~ Update on Covid-19 ~ Thursday, 2 April 2020

Editor’s Note: Today’s message, in addition to the Town’s active case count, focuses on tomorrow’s Food Bank pick-up, and possible technology/privacy concerns around online learning.

Click this link to read the Town’s full update for Thursday, April 2, 2020

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

ACTIVE CASES

As of today, April 2, 2020, there have been a total of eleven (11) presumptive 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 are zero (0) Person(s) 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. The Town has also been informed of two (2) presumptive positive cases at Hanscom Air Force Base. One individual has been released from isolation and has no 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

Tomorrow, April 3, 2020, Food Bank at JGMS from 1-4 PM: Please note, this week, when picking up food from our drive through food bank at JGMS on Fridays, Town and School officials will now be asking if you have a child in the Bedford public schools and, if so, what the child /children’s name(s) is/are.  This is not specific to families on free or reduced lunch status but pertains to any family of school-age children receiving food.  This is necessary for the District to receive federal reimbursement for a substantial portion of the meals’ cost.

Updates from BPS on Technology/Privacy Concerns: If you and your child have technological challenges accessing our remote learning, please send your inquiries to tech_support@bedfordps.org.

If you are having difficulty with Seesaw, please send your inquiries to Beth_benoit@bedfordps.org. We will be sending some “how-to” information home in the next few days.

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


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