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COVID Cases Reporting Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Dear Members of the Belmont Public Schools Community

I write to inform you that new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in our school community.

Week of 10/20/2021:

  • Four (4) new COVID-19 positive cases in the district: Belmont High School (1), Chenery Middle School (2), and Butler Elementary School (1).
  • None of these cases are connected or related to previous cases identified in the schools.
  • No close contacts were identified among the school community in the Butler case.
  • Close contacts were identified among the school community in both Chenery cases, and the BHS case.
  • As a part of the contact tracing protocol, the close contacts have been notified by our Nursing staff.
  • BPS COVID protocol documentation has been provided to all parties and our Nursing staff has reinforced mitigation strategies.

Please note that, according to regulation, we cannot provide specific information about our school community member(s) who tested positive beyond what is stated above.

Parents/Guardians of students who were in close contact with the community member have been notified privately.  We are following the latest DESE protocols regarding close contacts.   Please see our district website for more information on contact tracing and COVID-19 scenarios.  For more information, please see the  MA DESE COVID Site.  Additionally, you can access the Town of Belmont COVID-19 Dashboard.

Please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and keep your child home if he/she/they shows any symptoms or is not feeling well.  We remind all community members that it is imperative for all Belmont Public School students to be evaluated for symptoms of COVID-19 each day before sending them off to school.   Please refer to the COVID-19 Daily Screening Checklist for students.

We are committed to continuous communication with and support of families.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school nurse.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

Wishing you continued health,

John P. Phelan
Superintendent of Schools

CC:    J. Darias, Assistant Superintendent
         B. Rumley, BPS Director of Nursing
         W. Chin, Belmont Health Department
         I. Taylor, Bulding Principal
         K. Koza, Building Principal
         D. Betancourt, Building Principal






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