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BOH Clarifies Stance on Masks

In response to an earlier story at WCAT about the wearing of masks in schools, we reached out to Westford Board of Health for clarification on that Q & A from January 6.

COVID and Mask Debate Lingers On

Rowley is quick to iterate that he and his group are not "anti mask nor anti vaccine."

Westford Keeping Pace with new COVID Guidelines

Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker introduced new protocols to combat the recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases, including a statewide mask advisory, and National Guard assistance at hospitals across the state.

COVID Numbers Ticking Upward

At-home test kits may skew data if results not reported.

COVID-19 in Massachusetts’ Wastewater

Evidence of COVID-19 was recently found in Massachusetts’ wastewater, indicating that a possible surge in positive cases is ahead.

Protestors on the Common say No to Masks.

About 12 students and parents showed up on the town common on Sept. 29 to protest a mandate requiring masks be worn inside buildings in town.

Educators Mandate Masks be Worn Inside School Buildings

An effort by some parents who are opposed to the use of face masks at school seemed to wane...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An Open Letter To The Westford School Community

After speaking recently with other Westford parents it has become apparent that I’m hardly alone in my frustration and disappointment with the School Department’s serious consideration to submit to the latest CDC (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines by reinstating compulsory masking as a condition to attend our public schools this September – even as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has not required municipalities to do so and while many other localities have rejected the waffling federal guidance.