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COVID TRACKS — FEB. 16, 2021

By Juliet Wiener, Staff Writer | February 16, 2021

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the Boiling Point’s bi-weekly column on the Covid-19 pandemic. Compiled by BP science reporter Juliet Wiener from medical journals, official government websites and briefings, national news sources and original reporting, Covid Tracks is published on the opposite weeks from the Covid Tracker, our bi-weekly survey of cases and vaccines reaching the Shalhevet community....

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Two days after rioters invade U.S. Capitol, Town Hall seeks lessons through questions

By Talia Davoudian, Staff Writer | February 15, 2021

  Editors' Note: Because of the national climate of violence surrounding this issue, and to ensure the safety of students and their willingness to speak at Town Hall, this story gives only the first name, last initial and grade level of students quoted. Our intention is for members of the Shalhevet community to be able to identify one another without exposing students to attacks on the internet...

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On-campus school expands to two days a week and two grades a day

By Benjamin Gamson and Molly Litvak | February 13, 2021

For the first time since last March, two grades at a time of students learned on campus this week, each for two days in a row. Ninth- and 10th-graders learned in-person on Monday and Tuesday and 11th- and 12th-graders learned in-person on Wednesday and Thursday.   Classes were still held outside in tents, everyone wore masks and students on campus still viewed their General Studies classes on...

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Covid Tracker – February 9-10

By Benjamin Gamson, Eli Weiss, and Molly Litvak | February 12, 2021

This week, the percentage of students and staff who said that they had ever tested positive for Covid-19 rose, from 6.6% in the Jan. 26-27 survey to 7.6% Feb. 9 and 10. Although the percentage rose, the number of students saying they had ever tested positive for Covid-19 remained the same -- nine. The percentage increase reflected a decrease in the number of respondents this week, from 136 respondents...

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