Coronavirus Updates

Excel Academy Charter Schools is committed to keeping our community informed about our preparedness and response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families is our highest priority.

Excel Academy COVID-19 Dashboard

How many cases have there been among students and staff in Excel? 

(Data updated 6/27/22)

 

Avg. # of People Pool Tested Per Week+

Avg # of Positive Cases per Week*

Avg. Number of In-school Exposures per Week*^

September 2021

259

2.5 (0.15%)

3.5 (0.21%)

October 2021

619

4.25 (0.25%)

9.75 (0.58%)

November 2021

603

1 (0.06%)

4.6 (0.27%)

December 2021

641

9 (0.51%)

29 (1.70%)

January 2022 (does not inc. winter break cases)

665

36 (2.15%)

25 (1.49%)

February 2022

443

7 (0.42%)

N/A

March 2022 448 1.2 (0.007%) N/A
April 2022

430

4 (0.24%)

N/A

+Pool testing was discontinued as of the beginning of May  

     

*As a percentage of the Excel community (staff and students)

     

^In accordance with DPH recommendations, contact tracing for in-school close contacts was discontinued as of February

     

 

What are Excel’s COVID health and safety plans?

Excel remains committed to implementing layered mitigation strategies informed by public health guidance. We will continue to implement the following COVID mitigation strategies:

  • Increased air circulation in all Excel buildings to meet or exceed the targets set by public health leaders. 
  • Recommending vaccination against COVID-19, including getting a booster vaccine when appropriate. To date, about 95% of Excel staff and more than 70% of Excel students are vaccinated. 
  • Following isolation and quarantine guidelines for students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to COVID-19 outside of school.
  • Continuing to implement symptomatic rapid testing. 
What are COVID-19 rates in the local communities? (As of 6/27/22)

COVID-19 East Boston and Chelsea Case Rates: (AS OF 06/27/22)

 New Daily Cases per 100,000:

Chelsea: 15.1 (Yellow)

East Boston: 20.1 (Red)

 

Weekly Positive Test Rate:

Chelsea: 2.77%

East Boston: 7.6

*The table below is used to determine community transmission of COVID-19. 

Zone

Red​

Yellow

Green

Grey

Indicators

≥10 avg cases/100k  

AND  

≥5% pos rate

≥10 avg cases/100k  

OR  

≥5% pos rate

<10 avg cases/100k  

AND  

>10 total cases

≤10 total cases

 

What are COVID-19 Vaccine Resources? 
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