Holyoke COVID-19 Health Metrics

Holyoke’s Health Metrics


We are committed to following guidance from DESE and public health officials and the continued implementation of established health and safety protocols. The community is encouraged to continue taking advantage of the free testing centers and continue safety efforts, especially wearing face coverings, washing them frequently, social distancing, hand washing and getting vaccinated when eligible.

HPS carefully considers evolving health data and the environment in Holyoke and Massachusetts.  District leaders meet at least weekly with Sean Gonsalves, Registered Sanitarian, Director of the Holyoke Board of Health, to review health data and continue to refine our return to school plans.  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides updated COVID-19 health metrics for cities and towns weekly.  Holyoke specific data is provided below.

HPS Cumulative Confirmed Positive Cases (since school resumed 9/14)

Cumulative Cases (As of 7/26)StudentsStaffTotal
Total Cumulative Cases539102643
Cumulative Cases (As of 7/26)StudentsStaffTotal
In-person last 4 weeks ending 5/3112012
Remote last 4 weeks ending 5/3116016
Total last 4 weeks ending 4/3028028
Total since beginning of year 4/30536102643

City of Holyoke Covid-19 Dashboard

The dashboard contains figures to track COVID-19 cases and deaths in the City of Holyoke. Link https://bit.ly/3C0hPGD.

What can we do to Stop-the-Spread?


It’s important for each of us to do our part to combat this virus.

  • Download and print the Daily COVID-19 Screening Tool (PDF)| En Español (PDF)and remain home if you have symptoms.
  • When awaiting COVID testing results, remain home until you know the outcome of your testing.  Do not attend work or school at this time. 
  • Wear a Face-covering or Mask properly whenever outside of your household
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from others who do not live with you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use 60% or greater alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  •  Get vaccinated when it’s available to you. 


These actions can help protect you, those you care about, and the greater community.  It’s going to take the consistent efforts of everyone to stop the spread of the coronavirus.  Read more.

Per the color-coded metrics (designated on November 5th), a community’s designation of gray, green, yellow or red now takes into account the size of the community, positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents and the percent of tests conducted in a community that are positive. 

DESE Expectation for Learning Model

Color coded metrics

En Español

Color Coded Metrics

For Holyoke, and other communities with populations of between 10,000 & 50,000 residents, color categories are assigned based on the following case counts:

Daily Incidence Rate

Incidence Rate

En Español

Daily Incidence Rate
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