The LeRoy Wood Elementary School in Fairhaven is the latest school to report a COVID-19 case within its school community.

School officials say if you haven't been contacted by anyone from the school department or the state's Contact Tracing Coalition, you are not a close contact and do not require testing or quarantining.

Principal Dr. Yolanda Burnett says the Wood School will continue to communicate each positive case with parents in order to be as transparent as possible when it comes to student and staff safety.

Principal Burnett is urging members of the school community to continue to follow safety precautions, including proper handwashing,mask-wearing, social distancing, sanitation, and avoiding large gatherings.

A total of 286 new COVID-19 cases were reported this week in Massachusetts schools. That's the highest number in the five weeks that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has been publishing that information.

According to the state, Beverly Public Schools has the highest number of student cases with eight, while New Bedford Public Schools has the most cases among staff members with four.

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