NEWTON (CBS) — All students involved in extracurricular activities within the Newton Public Schools must now begin weekly coronavirus testing.
According to the Superintendent, not enough families are participating in the school’s voluntary pool COVID-19 testing program.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
School officials are concerned about rising cases and outbreaks linked to sports or clubs.READ MORE: NASA Rocket Launch Friday Night Should Be Visible Along East Coast
Students return to class on Monday after a week-long vacation.MORE NEWS: 'Vaxed And Relaxed' Cruise To Set Sail In Boston
There were 1,279 coronavirus cases among students and staff in Massachusetts schools between April 8-14. No numbers were reported last week due to April break.