Covid risk status steadies in Tri-Town
With covid cases remaining low in the Tri-Town, Rochester is holding walk-up vaccine clinics at the fire station.
The first clinic will be held on May 26, with a second dose clinic slated for June 16 at the station. First doses will also be offered at the clinic, with no appointment necessary.
Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester all remained at “gray,” “yellow” and “green” covid risk statuses, respectively, in the week leading up to May 20, according to state data.
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.
State data released May 20 show covid cases dropping in Marion and Mattapoisett, but increasing in Rochester.
Marion saw no new cases of covid in the week leading up to May 20, down from two the week prior. The town has had a “gray” designation for three weeks straight.
New cases in Mattapoisett dropped from six in May 13 data to two in May 20 data. The town has been “yellow” for three weeks.
Rochester saw an increase of new cases, from 6 in May 13 data to 7 in May 20 data. The town has been “green” for two weeks.
Cases have stayed low in the Old Rochester Regional School District, with four ongoing positive cases as of May 20. There’s one case each at Rochester Memorial School and the high school, and two cases at the junior high. There are an additional 10 individuals related to the district in quarantine due to contact tracing.
State covid data is released every Thursday.