January 8 COVID Cases, Patterns, and Testing

January 8, 2021

Dear Families:

I am sharing four new COVID cases today:

  • 1 CCHS student
  • 1 CMS adult
  • 1 Ripley adult
  • 1 CCHS adult

I have been asked a number of times about the patterns we see in transmission.  I thought I’d list what I see as most prevalent during this current spike:

  • immediate family transmission
  • travel
  • small, informal social gatherings

School is not a source of spread so far from what we know without asymptomatic testing available which is of course very good news.  The School Committee will be discussing options on Tuesday night for surveillance testing hoping we can put something into place including perhaps the program the Governor rolled out today.  We will have more information over the coming week.