This week on WestfordCAT News, the School Committee announces finalists for the superintendent’s position; the School Department’s Director of Finance departs; as Massachusetts plans on moving into Phase 4 of reopening, local restaurants will benefit.
Governor Charlie Baker has moved the state back to Phase 3 Step 2 as of March 1, and the Commonwealth may move into Phase 4 of the reopening as early as March 22; Westford Health Director Jeff Stephens talks about the impact to businesses, declining positive cases in town, the new one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and the emerging Covid-19 variants.
Lowell General has been holding vaccination clinics almost daily at its main campus, and has to date provided more than 10,000 shots. Those operations will shift to the new site, and the on-campus clinic will close effective Monday.
Bill Olsen presents options to the School Committee to alleviate a budgetary downfall; the Select Board pays tribute to a retiring police chief and building inspector; Westford rolls out its first COVID-19 vaccines; despite the pandemic, three new restaurants are opening in town.
Westford lands in the red zone as COVID surges and vaccines arrive; School Superintendent Bill Olsen addresses the Board of Health with COVID data; student hockey and basketball players protest on the Town Common; a local restaurant owner talks about the difficulties of running a business during a pandemic.