Natick Public Schools Sees Spike in COVID Cases Since Halloween

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NATICK – Natick Public Schools continues to see a spike in COVID-19 cases at the K-6 level.

This past week, 11 students tested positive for COVID and one staffer.

The previous week, Halloween week, there were six positive students.

Not counting Natick High, there had only been seven positive students all school year prior to Halloween week in the public school district.

This weekend, there are COVID-19 vaccine clinics for students in grades K-6 at Kennedy Middle School.

“We have hit a major high in elementary unvaccinated student cases of COVID and are working with our test and stay protocols and contact tracing each day. Please know this is consuming the entire nursing and leadership staff,” wrote Natick Superintendent of Schools Anna Nolin to parents Friday night.

“We encourage you to sign your children up for vaccination and continue to be vigilant about COVID protocols. The horizon for the end is near but many can still become infected,” wrote Supt. Nolin.

Brown Elementary School reported 2 positive students and 35 close contact students. The school had 3 positive students Halloween week.

The district said a close contact does not mean that these students are in quarantine. Depending on the circumstances, masking and vaccination status, location

“As a reminder, direct contact from school nurses and principals occur if a person is a close contact.  We share the close contact information and remind everyone that vaccination helps to avoid needing to quarantine should a close contact occur,” explained Nolin in an email to parents.

Lilja Elementary reported 1 positive student this week and 20 close contacts. Halloween week the school reported 2 positive students and 42 close contacts.

Bennett-Hemenway Elementary reported 1 positive students and 21 close contacts.

This past week November 4-10, there was one positive student and one positive staff member at Natick High School.

Wilson Middle School reported 4 positive students and 56 close contact students.

Kennedy Middle School reported 2 positive students and 56 close contact students.

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