Ashland COVID Positivity Rate at 10.95%; 36 New Cases in Schools in Last Week

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ASHLAND – Ashland Public Schools reported 36 COVID cases in the school district between January 27 and February 2. All of the cases were students and not staff, according to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

In the last 14 days, the Town of Ashland reported 292 new COVID cases, according to Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The rate of positivity over the last 14 days is at 10.95%

Ashland to deal with this surge in cases has decided to limit access to municipal building, including Town Hall, the Community Center, and the Library.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, there has been more than 2,000 COVID cases – 3,222 to be exact.

Ashland has not called for a mask mandate.

The Mayor in Framingham ordered a mask mandate for indoor public spaces on Friday. It started January 19.

Marlborough Board of Health called for a mask mandate. It started January 21.

Natick Board of Health voted for a mask mandate on January 21. It started Monday, January 17.

The Town of Sudbury has had a mask mandate since before the holidays.

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