On March 8, the Lexington Board of Health (BOH) released a statement indicating that the Town of Lexington has one presumptive positive case of COVID-19. "The resident had a mild course of illness and is recovering at home in isolation, along with family members who have no symptoms and remain at home in self-quarantine...Two of the family members are students at Bowman Elementary School. The students are asymptomatic (have no symptoms) and will remain quarantined at home for 14 days and monitored for symptoms daily by the BOH." View the March 8 Board of Health statement.
Also on March 8, the Lexington Pubic Schools issued its 5th communication on COVID-19. The update states that, "We have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lexington Public Schools. Local health officials will continue to take actions as warranted by the evidence and in consultation with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and they are not recommending school closure...To ensure the safety of students, all Bowman Elementary School bathrooms, classrooms, railings, door knobs and cafeteria are being disinfected to prepare for the opening of school on Monday, March 9, 2020.” The LPS update also includes information on LPS preparedness, cleaning and sanitation protocols, transportation and food services, hand-washing, and emergency remote learning plans. View the March 8 statement from the Lexington Public Schools.
The most current information on COVID-19 will continue to be posted by the town at LexingtonMA.gov/COVID19
Eileen Jay, Chair
Lexington School Committee