All three towns receive “gray” covid risk label

Jun 7, 2021

Three towns, four cases.

Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester were all designated as “gray” on the state’s color coded risk map for the week leading up to June 3.

Marion recorded two new cases of covid that week, with Mattapoisett and Rochester each recording one.

Marion has been “gray” for four weeks straight, the longest of any of the three towns. Rochester shifted down from “green” and Mattapoisett has been “gray” for two weeks.

According to state data, 78% of Marion’s residents have received at least one dose of a covid vaccine, and 67% are fully vaccinated. In Mattapoisett, 78% of residents have received one dose, and 67% are fully vaccinated. In Rochester, 58% of residents have received one dose, and 49% are fully vaccinated. 

In the state’s color-coded risk designation system, fewer than or equal to 10 active covid cases designates a low-population community as “gray,” between 10 and 15 cases puts a community in the “green,” fewer than or equal to 25 cases marks a town as “yellow,” and communities with more than 25 cases are designated as “red.”

There are a total of five ongoing covid cases related to the Old Rochester Regional School District as of June 3, up one from the week before. Three cases were found in individuals related to Sippican School, and the other two cases were found in Old Hammondtown School and Rochester Memorial School. There are an additional six individuals in quarantine, down from 32 the week of May 27.

School and state covid data are released every Thursday.