Ashland Schools Seeing ‘Uptick’ in COVID Cases

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ASHLAND – The Superintendent of Schools in Ashland said the district is seeing an “uptick” in positive COVID cases.

Middlesex County was listed as a high-risk county for transmission of COVID earlier this month.

“In our district, we have begun to see an uptick in positive cases among students and staff. Since Wednesday, May 4, 75 students and 7 staff have tested positive,” said Supt.Adams in an email to parents tonight, May 12.

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“We urge everyone to test routinely, especially if they have any symptoms, after exposure to someone who has tested positive, after participating in a large indoor gathering, or after traveling. We have a limited number of test kits available on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone who needs one,” said Supt. Adams.

“While I am not reinstating a mask mandate at this time, I encourage students, faculty, and staff to consider wearing a face-covering while we experience this uptick. As we have been accustomed, this guidance may change as we continue to observe the data. I appreciate your support in helping us keep our schools safe and healthy,” said Supt. Adams to families tonight.

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