Editor’s Note: In addition to the current case count, Governor Baker announced today that all schools will remain closed through the end of the year, and all non-essential childcare facilities, including Kids Club, will remain closed through June 29, 2020
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As of today, April 21, 2020, there have been a total of ninety-five (95) positive cases of COVID-19 and three (3) deaths reported to the Town of Bedford Board of Health by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH). The total case number includes residents of the Town of Bedford, including but not limited to those in: single-family homes, apartments, the VA campus, Hanscom Air Force Base, special needs group homes and any and all other larger assisted living/care facilities in Bedford as reported to us by the MA DPH.
Please note, in part to alleviate the community concern, the VA does do a daily report of their numbers, which includes inpatients, outpatients and staff, many of whom do not call Bedford home. The information can be found here: https://www.accesstocare.va.gov/Healthcare/COVID19NationalSummary
Sixteen (16) of the total Bedford cases to date have already recovered and have come off of isolation and there is currently zero (0) known Person Under Investigation. 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.
All Schools Closed for the Balance of the Year
Today, Governor Baker announced that schools would remain closed until the end of the year. While the District has been discussing the likelihood of this decision during the past several weeks, they will now focus their attention on this new reality relative to its implications for remote learning, graduation, etc.
Non-essential childcare facilities, including Kids Club, will remain closed until June 29, 2020
In addition to announcing the closures of public and private schools for the remainder of the school year, today the Governor also extended the closure of non-essential childcare facilities until June 29, 2020. As a result, the Kids Club will remain closed until June 29, 2020. Additionally, in light of this information, all spring recreation programs will be canceled, and all fields and play structures will remain closed until further notice. For those who have signed up for recreation programming, youth or adult, refunds will be issued over the next several weeks.
Stay healthy!…(and wash your hands as often as possible.)