No new COVID cases reported in the Greenwich schools

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The Greenwich Board of Education Building in Greenwich, Conn., photographed on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.

The Greenwich Board of Education Building in Greenwich, Conn., photographed on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.

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GREENWICH — Once again, the Greenwich Public Schools is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 among students and staff in its regular Tuesday update.

Since the start of the school year last September, the district has updated its COVID tracker every Tuesday and Friday. In five of the last six updates, zero cases were reported. Two cases of the coronavirus were reported last Friday.

Both of those active cases are at North Street School. They bring the total number of cases for the 2020-21 school year to 694. Since the start of June, the district has reported just two cases.

The trend is encouraging both in Greenwich and statewide, although on Monday the Yale School of Public Health, the state Department of Public Health and Jackson Laboratories announced that several COVID variants that fueled India’s catastrophic second wave of the pandemic have been found in Connecticut.

The rate of vaccination for the state’s youngest eligible residents — ages 12 to 15 — has also leveled off, according to the state, causing concern among some health officials.

In Greenwich, however, First Selectman Fred Camillo said that nearly 70 percent of residents had received at least one dose of the COVD-19 vaccine.

Greenwich High School is preparing for an in-person, outdoor commencement ceremony on June 21.

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