COVID Case Update

November 18, 2021

Dear Families:

I wanted to share an update on COVID cases today since we are seeing a change in the pattern.  7 pools returned as positive today:  4 at Thoreau and 3 at Willard.  We identified 7 positive individuals:  4 Thoreau students, 1 Willard student, 2 Willard adults.  This brings our case count total to 12 this week so far.  The COVID Dashboard on the webpage outlines the breakdown.  So far, we do not see signs of school transmission which I believe strongly is a result of the pool testing identifying cases early.

We are excited that so many elementary children received the first vaccine over the past two weeks.  We encourage anyone eligible to get the booster that was approved today.  The Test and Stay program is allowing students to remain in school which makes the impact of this kind of case count very different than last year.  I am also very encouraged to see the counts remain very low with the secondary students being approximately 90% vaccinated.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or concerns.