2020-2021 Reopening Plans

Weekly COVID Metrics Report

The CRS Health & Safety Committee monitors specific public health metrics to assist with the risk assessment of the in-person learning model. These metrics include the average daily COVID cases per 100,000 residents in Massachusetts and the positive COVID test rate. Both of these metrics provide an estimate of the risk of community transmission and allow us to assess the risk that a student or faculty member contracts the virus outside of school (and if asymptomatic, might unknowingly participate in in-person learning with the virus). 

Each week we will examine the average daily cases per 100,000 residents for Massachusetts, Norfolk County, and Dover. Importantly, because CRS faculty and students live in more than 40 Massachusetts cities and towns, we will use the town-specific data (released each Thursday) to calculate an overall weighted average of daily cases per 100,000 residents in CRS communities. Simply, we use the individual town data weighted for percent of the CRS faculty and students who live in each town.

Updated April 8, 2021

The State recently changed the way it reports community cases per 100,000 residents. Charles River School will decide how best to use the new data as an assessment tool for the community. We will no longer publish a weekly metric. 




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