Marshfield elementary school closing for at least two weeks after COVID leaves not enough staff to continue hybrid model

An elementary school in Marshfield is returning to remote learning for at least two weeks after multiple positive COVID cases.

Daniel Webster Elementary School has six positive COVID-19 cases, the Patriot Ledger reported, leaving a number of staff having to quarantine due to close contact with the people with positive case.

“With six positive cases of COVID-19 at the DWS within the past five days, and the subsequent quarantine requirements of close contacts, we do not have the necessary staffing to safely keep the building open and adequately educate our students in the hybrid model,” Superintendent Jeff Granatino said, according to the newspaper.

The district administration will revisit the decision before the two week period is up to decide if it is safe to re-open the school, the newspaper said.

This is not the first time a Massachusetts school has moved to remote learning due to a lack of staff

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Online Grocery Shopping Will Continue Post-COVID Says Data From Online Grocer Good Eggs

Yesterday Good Eggs announced the results of a nationwide grocery shopping survey conducted in August, 2020, amongst 2,598 consumers beyond their own customers and operating geography in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Results showed that two-thirds of people have bought groceries online, compared to only 13% of households surveyed one year ago (August 2019, by Brick Meets Click), representing a five-fold increase. The bigger news—and opportunity—is the 81% who say they’ll continue to do so post-COVID.

Seventy percent said the #1 benefit (aside from reducing COVID-19 risk) is time savings.  Fifty-one percent say it helps them reduce impulse purchases, and 42% say it makes it easy for them to reorder the same foods regularly. 

When asked

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