The following communications were each shared on Monday, 5/9/22
Dear Weston School Community,
We want to thank you as always for your ongoing support as we begin to close out the 2021-22 school year. As spring goes on, and we continue to shift from pandemic to endemic management of COVID-19, we expect to see fluxuations in viral severity, case rates, hospitalizations, and more.
Over the past several weeks we have experienced another increase in case rates on both the town and school side. While transmission continues to occur primarily in the home or at social gatherings, we continue to strongly recommend that people mask in school during periods of higher case rates, and at all times for those who are at higher risk of severe illness.
We will continue with mitigating factors such as masking, distancing, testing, and remaining home when sick all combined, to protect not only ourselves but the larger community. Free pooled PCR tests remain available weekly, and free rapid tests are still available through June.
In addition to recommending masking indoors, we also continue to strongly encourage vaccination and regular testing via the public schools or Board of Health’s testing programs. As a reminder, masks (paper commercial, KN95, or N95) are available at all schools upon request.
Thank you again for your continued vigilance and care for the schools and broader community.
Dr. Midge Connolly, Superintendent of Schools
Jamy Gaynor, Director of Health Services
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Due to an anticipated early closure at Broad Institute today, May 9th, the CIC pooled testing schedule will be shifted by one day.
This shift in testing schedule applies to THIS WEEK only (5/9 to 5/13) and is as follows:
- Monday, May 9th – No pool testing. Symptomatic testing only all schools
- Tuesday, May 10th – Woodland, MS, HS pool testing. Symptomatic testing all schools
- Wednesday, May 11th -Field, (MS, HS beginning at noon). Symptomatic testing all schools
- Thursday, May 12th – Country, MS, HS. Symptomatic testing all schools
- Friday – Symptomatic testing and AHAT distribution all schools
As a reminder, a free box of two rapid tests is still available every two week weeks for students and staff.
Please contact Health Services Director Jamy Gaynor (GaynorJ@weston.org) with questions.