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School Covid Numbers Continue to Decline: At-Home Testing To Start

Numbers published Thursday, January 27 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) show Weston public schools with 45 students and 7 staff testing positive in the last 7 days (1/20-1/26). The week before (1/13-19), there were 56 students and 7 staff positives, and the week prior to that (1/6-1/12) there were 67 students and 20 staff positives.

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Covid Positive Results: Things Look a Bit Better for Weston School District

Numbers published Thursday, January 13 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) show Weston public schools with 67 students and 20 staff testing positive in the last 7 days (1/6-1/12). As you may recall, numbers published on January 5 by DESE showed 81 students and 35 staff testing positive over 14 days (12/23-1/5). So, are things getting

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Follow-Up from Town on Distribution of Free At-Home Covid Tests

Based on my December 15 post questioning why high-income Weston was allotted free at-home Covid tests, the Owl sent a note over to Town Hall asking for more information. You can read the post here–Weston was one of 102 communities given these free tests for its low-income residents. Town Manager Leon Gaumond answered that he would provide more information —

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Mask-On, Mask-Off Updates from School Committee – December 6

In Monday’s School Committee meeting, the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Midge Connolly, gave an update on the possibility of moving Weston High School to mask-optional in the near future (as allowed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE). “Mask-optional” means that those who are uncomfortable or medically prevented from “un-masking” are not required to attend school

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