SHARON, MA — Sharon Public Schools reported on Friday that a student at Sharon High School and three students at Sharon Middle School have tested positive for coronavirus.
According to a letter to families from Superintendent of Schools Meg Dussault, only one of the four students was attending in person classes at the time of the positive test and close contacts have been contacted.
“We have been informed that 1 high school student and 3 middle school students have tested positive for COVID,” said Dussault in a Twitter post. “Only the high school student was in school at the time of contagion. We have completed contact tracing and all people affected have been notified.”
Since the first week of January, Sharon Public Schools have reported 15 new COVID-19 cases, including three at East Elementary School, two at Cottage Street Elementary School, three at Heights Elementary School, three at Sharon Middle School, and four at Sharon High School.
The district’s second round of COVID-19 pool testing is scheduled to begin on Monday, said Dussault.
According to the latest statistics released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Sharon has experienced a total of 603 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 120 reported in the two weeks leading up to Jan. 21. The town has an average daily incidence rate of 46.9 and a 4.65% positivity rate, an increase from last week’s average daily incidence rate of 35.6 and 4% positivity rate.