LUDLOW, Massachusetts (WWLP) – Many school districts in the area are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases. 22News spoke with students in Ludlow about the administration’s efforts to keep society safe.
An email received by 22News sent to the Ludlow High School community from the Superintendent and District Health Care Coordinator said that over the past few days, 51 people have reported being tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of this leap in cases and in anticipation of activities such as exams, the district recommends that students closely follow the COVID-19 guidelines.
Students say the outbreak has already affected school attendance and events.
“It’s like influencing many of the sports in particular. I’m on the court team, we have people out, the tennis team has been hit pretty hard, some other teams too, and from what I’re heard it started at the ball, but it’s just general that everyone gets sick. ” said Torcato Zina, a student at Ludlow High School.
The email said the administration is aware that some students attending recent athletic events and prom overlooked symptoms of walking and warned members of the Ludlow High School community that there are likely to be people who ignore their symptoms at upcoming events.
Members of the Ludlow High School administration are taking these steps to keep everyone and their families safe, especially with graduation on the horizon.