As Mass. School Districts Address COVID-19 Cases, 1 Goes Remote Temporarily

Hopkinton Public Schools said campuses would be closed for contact tracing Tuesday and Wednesday after a high school student tested positive for coronavirus

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As schools in Massachusetts deal with coronavirus cases, one district is going remote temporarily.

Hopkinton Public Schools said Tuesday morning that campuses in the district would be closed Tuesday and Wednesday. That district announced Saturday that a student at Hopkinton High School had tested positive for COVID-19.

The district noted that schools would be closed for extensive contact tracing and that classes would be held remotely.

In Newburyport, a sixth-grader from Nock Middle School also tested positive for coronavirus, school officials announced Tuesday. Five classmates and 10 staff members were identified as close contacts. All of those people will quarantine.

A student or staff member at Winn Brook Elementary School in Belmont has also tested positive, that district said Monday. That person is not believed to have been at school during the infectious period, and no close contacts were identified.

Fifteen students from the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District have tested positive in the last two weeks, according to Superintendent Derek Swenson, who says all of the cases were due to social gathering outside of school.

"Please know that should this trend continue, we may be forced into a fully remote learning situation, as early as next week, based upon the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Expectation Learning Model Metrics," Swenson said in a statement Tuesday. "We will be discussing the metrics and the possibility of transitioning to a fully remote model with our local health agents at tomorrow evening's B-R School Committee Meeting."

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