Updates from the Superintendent RE: COVID-19

Communication from the Superintendent 01.15.21
Posted on 01/15/2021
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Dear Central Berkshire Families,

Last evening the Safety and Wellness Subcommittee met to take a second look at local metrics and discuss overall concern about rising cases. The Dalton BOH presented the most recent data as well as trends and patterns we have experienced following fall and winter holidays.  As a result of this meeting, it was decided to postpone a return to hybrid learning until February 1, 2021, to allow more time for potential clusters to stabilize. Dalton is currently coded as red due to 53 reported cases over a 14-day period. This is a concerning and quick increase for our community. I respect the recommendation(s) of this subcommittee to balance several perspectives including the risks of remaining remote as well as heightened cases within our community. Please keep in mind that COVID-19 precautions and safety guidelines that are practiced outside of our community play a significant role toward the reopening of our schools. We are eager to resume an in-person learning setting and ask that you follow current state guidelines regarding gatherings, mask wearing, hand sanitization, and social distancing. 

Thank you and have a nice weekend,

Leslie Blake-Davis

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