COVID Updates 9.8.21

September 8, 2021

Dear Families:

It has been a great start to the year overall.  Thank you! I share a few brief COVID updates tonight:


Over the past two days, we had 3 COVID cases.  All of the individuals have not been in school since last week so there was no need to contact trace.

  • 1 vaccinated CMS adult
  • 2 CCHS students

Pool Testing

Due to ongoing delays by the testing vendor, pool testing will not begin until the week of September 20.  We are very disappointed but it is beyond our control.  A similar situation is occurring in districts across the state.

Test and Stay

As mentioned, we are continually reviewing our protocols.  DESE rolled out a “Test and Stay” protocol this summer that allows school-based close contacts to remain in school if tested daily with an antigen test.  DESE also recently made clear that ALL remote learning will not be allowed.  As a result, we are looking to implement “Test and Stay” as soon as next week.  We know this brings many questions, especially in the elementary schools.  Please watch for more details to come over the coming days.  This will not change the protocol for positive or symptomatic students.

Have a great night.