Mass. education officials report 821 students, 157 staff have tested positive for COVID-19

BOSTON (WHDH) – The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released its weekly report detailing the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported to the agency by school districts, collaboratives, and approved special education schools. The data only represents what has been reported to DESE.

The number of reported positive cases for students excludes students learning in fully remote models and only lists those who are learning in hybrid or in-person learning models.

The number of reported positive staff cases only includes staffers who have been in a district building within 7 days prior to the report of the positive case and excludes staffers who have not been in district buildings during the 7 days prior to the report of the positive case.

The results reported on April 8 include 821 total COVID-19 total cases among students and 157 total cases among staff.

There were 815 in-person/hybrid students with positive cases between April 2 and April 8.

There were 152 district staff members with reported positive cases and district building access between April 2 and April 8.

There were three education collaborative student cases between April 2 and April 8.

There were three cases among education collaborative staffers with building access between April 2 and April 8.

There were three approved special education school student cases between April 2 and April 8.

There were two cases among approved special education staffers building access between April 2 and April 8.

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