Westfield HS goes all-virtual for 14 days after 6 students test positive for COVID-19
Westfield High School will switch to an all-virtual model for the next 14 school days after six students tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter sent to parents.
Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan said in the letter that contact tracing has determined that the infected students appear to be the result of exposures outside of the school and that none of the cases appear to have a direct link to one another.
“I am as disappointed as you are by this need to temporarily move to all-remote instruction at the high school,” Dolan said in the letter. “As I have written to you throughout the summer, hundreds of people have worked hard to reopen our schools safely.”
All sports and other extracurricular activities at the high school will also be suspended.
Westfield had been on a hybrid system, which is expected to resume at the high school by Oct. 1
All other schools in Westfield will continue to operate under their normal schedules.