Mass. Schools Reports 669 New COVID-19 Cases Among Students, Staff

A total of 604 students tested positive from April 29 to May 5, along with 65 school district employees. 

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Massachusetts schools this week reported 669 new COVID-19 cases among students and staff. 

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the numbers Thursday in its weekly COVID-19 report. A total of 604 students and 65 employees with district building access within seven days of the report tested positive between April 29 and May 5. 

The case report marks a decrease of 143 total cases from the previous week. The last report said 718 students and 94 district staff tested positive, for a total of 812 cases. 

All middle schools in the Bay State were required to return to full time in-person learning last week. Elementary schools returned on April 5, and high schools will be required to return by May 17.

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