COVID-19 Resource page

This information is frequently changing. Please contact us if you have any questions about policies and protocols.

01/01/2021

COVID-19 Protocol if you traveled over the break

 

  • If you traveled outside the state over Christmas vacation, unless it is deemed a low-risk state, your student will not be able to return to school without a negative COVID-19 test.  

  • Please note that the state of MA is requiring the test to be a PCR--not a rapid test for out of state travel. 

  • Please send your child’s COVID test results to Amber Thomas before January 4th. 

  • If you have any questions, contact Amber Thomas.

 

Additionally, families must contact Amber Thomas in each of the following scenarios to receive further instruction before returning to in person learning:

  • Anyone in your family has traveled out of state in the last 14 days

  • Anyone in your family has been exposed to someone with Covid-19

  • Anyone in your family is exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19

  • Anyone in your family is awaiting Covid-19 test results

01/01/2021

COVID-19 Close Contact Update:

 

In accordance with the CDC, close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for the time period listed below:

  • At least 7 days, provided that all of the following are satisfied:

    • They are tested (either polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or antigen test) on day 5 or later from their last exposure to the positive individual and receive a negative test result

    • They have not experienced any symptoms up to this point

    • They conduct active monitoring for symptoms through day 14, and self-isolate if new symptoms develop.

 

  • At least 10 days, provided that all of the following are satisfied:

    • They have not experienced any symptoms up to this point

    • They conduct active monitoring for symptoms through day 14 and self-isolate if new symptoms develop

    • No test is necessary under this option for the purposes of exiting quarantine.

 

  • At least 14 days after the last exposure to the person who tested positive, if:

    • They have experienced any symptoms during the quarantine period, even if they have a negative COVID-19 test; or

    • They are unable to conduct active monitoring of symptoms

    • This option provides the maximal risk reduction.

PROTOCOL FOR SYMPTOMS PER DESE GUIDANCE

Per guidance issued by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, any student with any of the following symptoms may return to school after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms if:

1. he / she has a negative COVID-19 test, 

2. he / she is issued an alternate diagnosis by a doctor, or 

3. he / she quarantines and returns in 10 days if symptoms have improved and he / she has been without fever for 24 hours.  

DOWNLOAD COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECKLIST

MA COVID-19 TRAVEL ORDER (11/01/20

  • Abide by the MA COVID-19 travel order and quarantine / produce a negative COVID test if you’ve traveled to restricted states. Visitors to Massachusetts must complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival unless they are visiting from a lower-risk state. Visitors must also quarantine or produce a negative COVID test.

  • https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

REVISED ORDER FURTHER REGULATING GATHERINGS IN THE COMMONWEALTH

  • Abide by the newest gathering order that went into effect Friday, November 6th. Indoor gatherings at a private residence are limited to a maximum of 10 people and outdoor gatherings at a private residence are limited to a maximum of 25 people. All participants in indoor and outdoor gatherings, including gatherings at private residences, must maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from every other participant in the gathering except where participants are members of the same household. 

  • https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-order-54/download

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