Mass. Schools Reports 620 New COVID-19 Cases Among Students, Staff

A total of 572 students tested positive from May 6 to May 12, along with 48 school district employees. 

second grader Ernesto Beltran Pastrana puts on his face mask in a classroom

Massachusetts schools this week reported 620 new COVID-19 cases reported 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 572 students and 48 employees with district building access within seven days of the report tested positive between May 6 and May 12. 

The case report marks a decrease of 49 total cases from the previous week. The last report said 604 students and 65 district staff tested positive, for a total of 669 cases. 

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

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