After Year End Review, Belmont Records 13 ‘Extra’ COVID-19 Deaths, 10 Since Thanksgiving

Photo: COVID-19 deaths in Belmont is higher than originally thought. A year-end review of official death records maintained by the Belmont Town Clerk’s Office revealed 13 additional Belmont deaths attributed to COVID-19 in 2020, according to the Belmont Health Department. The revised total brings the town’s total COVID-19 death count since March 2020 to 74 […]

Belmont Returns To ‘Yellow’ As COVID-19 Cases Surge In-State and Town

Photo: COVID-19 update. As the United States experiences the most significant surge of COVID-19 cases since the coronavirus was first identified in February, Belmont has seen a similar increase in the number of positive cases over the past 14 days as of Dec. 3, according to the state’s Department of Public Health. Sixty-three residents were […]

As Belmont Moves Back To Green, Schools Reports 5 Positive Cases In November

Photo: Back to green for Belmont in coronavirus cases After a week in yellow, Belmont has returned to the state designated safer green level of COVID-19 infection, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in its weekly coronavirus update on Friday, Nov. 6. The total number of positive cases in Belmont increased by 24 […]

Yellow Alert: Belmont Enters State’s Moderate COVID-19 Risk Level

Photo: COVID update On the day U.S. infections hit a new daily record of more than 91,000, Belmont entered the ‘yellow’ or moderate level of coronavirus risk, according to the state’s Department of Public Health on Thursday, Oct. 29. Municipalities in the ‘yellow’ category are those with an average daily case rate between 4 to […]

As COVID Spikes In State, Belmont Remains In The ‘Green’; Four New School Cases In Past Week

Photo: Belmont stays on the safe side of the COVID-19 surge. As the corona virus spikes for the third time across the nation, Belmont has seen the rate of COVID-19 infection over the past two weeks relatively steady as the community remains one of the few to retain a “green” designation from the state’s Department […]

Third COVID Case In Belmont Schools As A Chenery Staff/Student Tests Positive

Photo: Chenery Middle School A Chenery Middle School community member – either a student or staff – has tested positive with the coronavirus, according an email from Belmont School District Superintendent John Phelan. The Belmont Health Department sent the district confirmation on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 11:45 a.m. This is the third person who either […]

Positive COVID-19 Case At Belmont High, Second In District Since September

Photo: Belmont High School The Belmont Health Department reported on Friday, Oct. 9 that a Belmont High School community member – either a student or a staff member – has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Friday’s notice is the second positive individual in the district, joining a Winn Brook Elementary School community […]

Positive COVID Case Detected At Winn Brook

Photo: The Winn Brook Elementary School A member of the Winn Brook Elementary community tested positive with COVID-19, according to the Belmont Department of Health. The Health Department confirmed on Monday, Sept. 28 that either a student or staff member at the school located at the corner of Waterhouse Road and Cross Street has been […]

Spit, ‘Poop’ Or Both: School Committee Explores Testing Options In Push Towards In-School Learning

Photo: Mirimus Labs image The Belmont School Committee took the first steps in implementing a testing regime that could spur students to return full-time to the classroom. Promoted by School Committee Chair Andrea Prestwich and a group of parents acting as ad hoc advisors, testing would provide students and teachers the necessary “peace of mind” […]

Belmont Sees Uptick In COVID-19 Positive Cases But Town Remains In State’s Green Zone

Photo: COVID-19 update Belmont has seen an uptick in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 over the past two weeks but it has not effected the overall risk level in contracting the coronavirus according to the state. According to the data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard, Belmont has reported 264 […]