Innovators Charter School is applying to open admissions for a regional school serving grades 6-12 in the fall of 2022. If approved, ICS would eventually enroll 735 students.
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COVID-19 cases spike across New Bedford and Bristol County
There were 132 new cases among students and staff in the New Bedford Public School District last week, the highest number in a single week since the beginning of the pandemic.
Police union agrees to New Bedford’s employee vaccine mandate
The officers will join 882 other city workers who have been subject to the policy since Nov. 15, including the New Bedford FireFighters Union and members of AFSCME Local 851, who work across 24 city departments.
COVID-19 cases rise, hospital stays increase in New Bedford area
The most recent data on hospital capacity shows 87.6% of beds occupied at Southcoast Health’s facilities, the highest number yet this fall. ICU beds were 96.4% occupied.
Southcoast Health fires more than 200 for refusing vaccines
It’s been two weeks since employees were required to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and 7,102 have done so. Another 151 received medical or religious exemptions and will be tested regularly.
COVID-19 cases rising among New Bedford children
There were 92 new cases in students and staff at New Bedford Public Schools last week, the highest number in a single week since the beginning of the pandemic.
City workers protest New Bedford’s vaccine mandate
As of Monday, municipal workers except for police and school employees were required to have demonstrated to the city that they were either vaccinated or had received a negative COVID-19 test within the past seven days.
COVID-19 outbreak spreads to 53 at Dartmouth jail
Keeping people spaced “6 feet apart is practically impossible in any correctional setting, in any jail, in any prison, in any state, in any county, anywhere.”
New Bedford families line up for children’s vaccine clinics
New Bedford has about 9,300 children in the 5 to 11 age group now eligible for vaccination. Pediatric offices and large-scale vaccine clinics will contribute significantly in the effort to inoculate more children.
COVID-19 deaths surge again in New Bedford
The pandemic claimed 13 lives in August and 21 in September, a rapid ascent from the beginning of the summer, when deaths dropped to zero for five consecutive weeks.