September 11, 2020
COVID AND INFLUENZA UPDATE
There have been no new confirmed cases of COVID in Dover in several weeks, and the total number to date remains at 22. The Department of Public Health’s COVID dashboard lists the Dover total as 23, but after that number was posted, the DPH reassigned the most recent case to another municipality when additional information became available.
The DPH daily and weekly COVID dashboards are located at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting#covid-19-cases-in-massachusetts-
The number of cases in both Dover and Sherborn are low, and the two towns and the schools are using their combined data to inform decision-making about school opening and athletic competition. Dover/Sherborn schools are scheduled to open in hybrid-mode on Tuesday, September 15. Students will attend school in person two days per week, and learning will be remote on the other days. Golf, cross country, soccer, and field hockey will begin with limited practices and drills. Other extra-curricular activities will be on hold initially. There will be a reevaluation after 4-6 weeks if all is going well, and sooner if there are rising case rates in the Dover or Sherborn communities or if there is evidence of virus spread in the schools.
The Board of Health is planning a drive-up, appointment-based flu vaccine clinic in October and will announce the date in the near future along with a link for on-line advance registration. The BOH anticipates that there will be plenty of vaccine available.