Superintendent’s Update ~ New Positive Covid Cases at BHS, and DAVIS ~ April 26, 2021

April 26, 2021

  • Four (4) new COVID-19 positive cases reported over break within the Bedford High School Community (BHS cases #59, #60, #61 & #62), no close contacts.
  • One (1) new COVID-19 positive case reported over break within the Davis School Community (Davis School Case #21), no close contacts.
  • There are currently four (4) active COVID-19 positive cases in the Bedford High School Community at this time.  There is currently one (1) active COVID-19 positive case in the Davis School Community at this time.
  • These cases do not appear to be connected or related to previous cases identified in school.

During the April school break, there were a total of five (5) positive COVID-19 cases reported within the Bedford School community. All five (5) cases are in isolation at home. Investigations revealed BHS Cases #59, 60, 61 & 62 were NOT present in school during their infectious period and it was determined that there were no close contacts identified in the Bedford High School community.  DS Case #21 was NOT present in school during their infectious period and it was determined that there were no close contacts identified in the Davis School community.

Information on close contact identification, contacting tracing, and where and when to get tested, can be found in our FAQ.

We remind parents/guardians/caregivers that it is imperative that all Bedford Public School students be evaluated for symptoms of COVID-19 each day before sending them off to school. Teachers and school staff are required to do the same self-evaluation for symptoms.

You are encouraged to register your child for the free pooled testing program for COVID-19 offered through your child’s school through the end of the school year. To register please navigate to https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n7KF4kaWdYJkTH0AgZ12P6EGllUxWj9fKg8evHyOv1Q/edit. Additionally, free weekly COVID-19 testing is available for all Bedford staff and residents through May 1, 2021. To take advantage of the town-sponsored testing, please navigate to www.bedfordma.gov/testing. Routine surveillance testing is the best way to discover who is COVID- 19 infected and doesn’t know it.

As a reminder, all people age 16 and over who live, work, or study in Massachusetts are now eligible for vaccination. Register for a vaccination appointment by navigating to https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/. Testing, vaccination, and all the protective measures in place within the Bedford schools and engaged in by our school community members, taken in combination, greatly reduce the risk of transmission and help to keep our schools open.

We will continue to be vigilant in adhering to all of the protocols that have been put in place in an effort to continue in-person learning.  We are also providing remote learning for all students required to isolate and quarantine at home to continue to provide instruction, structure, and an emotional connection to the classroom during a time that we know will be challenging for those children and families involved.

We are committed to continuous communication with and support of our families. If there is additional transmission as a result of these cases or a separate case, the Bedford Health Department Staff and School Nurses will immediately begin a case investigation to determine close contacts of any cases and conduct appropriate notifications to any impacted school community members so as to initiate proper quarantine. If any conditions are identified that impact the greater school community and/or return to school, we will send out another message to inform families. Thank you for your continued support.

Wishing you continued health.


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