Metrics- DESE Guide

Greetings Cohasset Public Schools,

Each Wednesday, the Department of Public Health (DPH) releases its Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Report that contains critical metrics for each municipality. Effective this week, there is also be a color-coded indication posted for each municipality calculated on a rolling two-week basis. Based on these updated weekly COVID-19 metrics, DESE’s guidance for how these data should inform each school and district’s learning model is as follows: 

  • Red will designate communities with more than 8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. REMOTE
  • Yellow will designate communities that have more than 4 and up to 8 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. HYBRID
  • Green will designate communities that have 4 or fewer COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents: FULL TIME IN-PERSON or HYBRID (if not able to fit all students under social distancing requirements)
  • Unshaded will designate communities with small populations and fewer than 5 cases within the last 14 days: FULL TIME IN-PERSON or HYBRID (if not able to fit all students under social distancing requirements)

Currently, Cohasset Public Schools is in the “Unshaded Category,” indicating that in-person schooling is appropriate when social-distancing guidelines are followed.

I have included information regarding these metrics, as well as the Cohasset Community Health Update for August 14, 2020.

Have a great evening,

Patrick Sullivan, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Cohasset Public Schools