Covid Update: Municipal building mask mandate lifted

According to the Community Advocate, selectmen voted to lift the mask mandate on Municipal Buildings last week. (There is still a mask advisory in place.) The decision was based on a Board of Health recommendation. You can read more here.

As I’ve previously posted, the district’s middle and high schoolers will no longer be required to wear masks when they return to school on Monday. (Though, they will have to wear them on the bus due to federal mandates about public transportation.) The elementary schoolers will need to wait until March 14th. 

Feb 16 - Testing in NSBORO schoolsStudents taking part in the testing programs are asked to take their at-home tests the night before they return to school. On Monday morning, they should take their tests for the pooled screening as usual. Last week, the screening program identified 6 cases.

Feb 16 - New cases in NSBORO schools by weekThe latest NSBORO Dashboard through last Wednesday shows cases are way down from January peaks. 23 cases were reported in one week, with 9 from Southborough K-8 and only 5 from ARHS.

Daily Counts show that another 4 cases in Southborough elementary schools were reported on Thursday and Friday.

As of yesterday morning, the Town’s weekly data listed 21 new/probable cases in one week, 42 in the last 15 days. 17 cases were in isolation.

Feb 22 - tracking Covid in Southborough Feb 22 - Cumulative total Covid in Southborough Feb 22 - Confirmed per Day in Southborough over 14 days Feb 22 - Covid by ages in Southborough over time Feb 22 - Covid by ages in Southborough

Thursday night’s state report (based on results by February 17th for tests taken by the 12th) showed a decline in Average Daily Cases over 14 days for the 4th straight week. It was the 5th week of declining positivity rates for tests taken.

Feb 17 - Southborough Testing and Positivity Rates Feb 17 - Southborough covid map

Below are my charts on the latest vaccination and booster rates for Southborough.

Feb 15 - Vaccinations-table Feb 15 - Residents vaccinated by age Feb 15 - Fully Vaxxed and Booster progress by age group Feb 15 - Partially Vaxxed by age group

For information on getting tested or vaccinated, click here.

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