Coronavirus Updates

DUE TO THE NUMBER OF CASES IN OUR COMMUNITY AND IN RESPONSE TO GUIDELINES ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, EXCEL ACADEMY IS OPERATING IN A FULLY REMOTE LEARNING MODEL. 

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.

Covid-19 Cases in Our Community (Updated 10.16)

New Daily Cases per 100,000: 

Chelsea: 30.9 (RED)
East Boston: 15.5 (RED)
 
Weekly Positive Test Rate:
Chelsea: 3.5%
East Boston: 6.5%

Data from Mass.gov and BPHC.org

What to do if you are sick?

Your doctor is the best person to speak with if you believe you may have been exposed to or may be sick from COVID-19. There is an extensive healthcare network in place, and your doctor is an important part of it. If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, muscle aches, shortness of breath or loss of smell, your doctor may advise that you get tested. You may also contact these trusted healthcare organizations in the community. Testing and treatment for COVID-19 related symptoms are available at EBNHC and MGH Chelsea regardless of immigration status, health insurance, or ability to pay.

  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC): Call 617-569-5800.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Chelsea (MGH Chelsea): Call 617-724-7000.

Meal Pick Up Available:

Excel Academy will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to any school-aged child (not just Excel students). Families can pick up multiple days’ worth of meals at any Excel campus. See below for pick up times for each campus.  

Excel Campus Address 1st Pick-up 2nd Pick-up
East Boston 58 Moore Street, East Boston Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 PM Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Orient Heights 1150 Saratoga Street, East Boston Tuesday, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Thursdays, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Chelsea 180 2nd Street, Chelsea Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 PM Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
High School

401 Bremen Street

Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:30 AM Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Please note that many other public schools are offering food for school-aged students as well.  Project Bread maintains a list of organizations offering free meals here.

If you need help obtaining free meals for your child, please review the list of sites distributing free meals above and contact your child’s school directly for support.

Many other sites throughout the city of Boston are available –  see a full list of meal sites here

More Information to Come