Andover Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic
In an email sent out to the Andover community on Monday, March 31, Interim Head of School Jim Ventre ’79 announced that classes will continue online for the remainder of the term, instead of having students return on April 30. The Commencement ceremony for the graduating Class of 2020 as well as the formerly scheduled reunions of the ’0 and ’5 classes have been delayed indefinitely.
Quick Facts: Andover & COVID-19
- March 13: Andover buildings are closed to all students. Students should call PAPS if they need to pick up essential items from dorms.
- March 23 – 29: Extended spring break, teachers return to campus to undergo training for remote classes.
- March 30 – June 3: Students take classes remotely.
Quick Facts: COVID-19 in Massachusetts
Updated March 31, 2020, 4:02 pm
(From the Mass. Department of Health, Town of Andover, WCVB Boston, WBUR, and CDC ).
- There are currently 6620 cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, including 784 in Essex County (15 in Andover) and 1340 in Middlesex County.
- Almost 47,000 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 in the state of Massachusetts, and 33 new deaths were reported for a total of 89 deaths. Nationwide, the United States has a total of 140,904 reported cases of COVID-19, and has suffered 2,405 deaths.
- On March 23, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker ordered that all non-essential business close for the next two weeks at least and issued a stay-at-home advisory.
- On March 24, Baker ordered that schools stay closed until May 4.
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