September 29, 2020
A statement from Superintendent Gilligan, Town Manager Rodrigues, Director of Health Services Cheryl Barczak and Health Director Brian LaGrasse
Over the past week, Merrimack College has seen a substantial increase in the number of COVID-19 cases on campus. Those cases have all been related to Merrimack College and contact tracing completed by the Town has shown no evidence of community spread due to this cluster.
We have been working directly with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and other state agencies to gather information and get guidance as we navigate this event.
“Through contact tracing, which includes interviews completed with every positive case by our public health nurses, we have determined that the Merrimack cases are currently isolated,” said Brian LaGrasse. “We will continue to monitor all positive cases and public health data to ensure that the cases remain isolated and our community is safe. This is