COVID-19 numbers decline as Greenwich schools near the last day of classes – Greenwich Time

GREENWICH — With graduation slated for this week for the Class of 2022 at Greenwich High School, the school district reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday among students and staff, according to the district’s online tracker.

After a spike in May, the number of cases of COVID-19 reported in the twice-a-week updates in the district dropped into the 20s and 30s in early June. The Tuesday report of 17 is the lowest report of new cases of COVID-19 in the district since March 11.

The district has reported 151 cases of COVID-19 so far in June, compared with 686 cases in May.

The Tuesday report is down from the 26 new cases reported on June 17; the 21 cases reported May 14; the 34 cases reported June 10; the 28 cases reported June 7; and the 25 cases reported June 3, according to the tracker.

Since March 1, when the Greenwich school district moved to a mask-optional policy, the district has reported 1,455 cases of COVID-19, more than twice the number of cases reported in the entire 2020-21 school year.

Some 3,446 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the school district since classes began Sept. 1, which is nearly five times the 700 cases total reported in the 2020-21 school year.

Nine schools impacted

As of Tuesday, there were 14 active cases of COVID-19 reported in nine schools, which is down from 27 active cases last Friday and down from 20 active cases on June 14, according to the tracker.

The most active cases were at Riverside, with three. There were two active cases each at Central Middle, Greenwich High and Glenville; and one active each at Eastern Middle, New Lebanon, North Mianus, North Street and Western Middle.

No active cases were reported at Cos Cob, Hamilton Avenue, International School at Dundee, Julian Curtiss, Old Greenwich and Parkway.

Of the 14 active cases, nine were reported among students; three cases among teachers; and two cases among service providers, according to the district.

A number of families in the Greenwich Public Schools have been hit hard by COVID-19 this school year, with 511 families reporting 1,100 cases.

COVID stats

For the 2021-22 school year, the district has seen two spikes in cases of COVID-19, a large one in January and a smaller one in May, according to the district.

The monthly totals for new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Greenwich school district have varied widely, with 151 cases so far in June; 686 cases in May, 339 cases in April, 167 cases in March, 137 cases in February, 1,422 cases in January, 392 cases in December, 65 cases in November, 29 cases in October and 58 cases in September, according to the tracker.

Since students and staff returned from the Memorial Day holiday, a total of 198 cases of COVID-19 have been reported.

The district has seen 945 cases, according to the tracker, since the weeklong Spring Recess in April, which is more cases of COVID-19 than was reported in the entire 2020-21 school year.

The school district updates its online tracker twice each week to keep the community informed on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The last day of classes will be later this month for all students, on June 24 in the elementary schools and middle schools and on June 28 at Greenwich High.

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