Dear Parents, Caregivers, and Students,
We have made it through the 3rd week of hybrid-learning and thus far our cooperative protocols have kept our schools healthy. We appreciate your positive responses to our requests for testing any child with the following symptoms:
*fever (100 degrees or higher)/chills
*cough (not due to known cause)
*difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
*new loss of taste or smell
*sore throat (not due to allergies)
*headache when in combination with other symptoms
*muscle aches or body aches
*Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
*fatigue when in combination with other symptoms
*nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other causes such as allergies)
when in combination with other symptoms;
We also ask that if your child is absent with the above symptoms that you check with your pediatrician about testing before returning to school. The “gold standard” for testing is the PCR test and is required by the Department of Public Health.
The issue of travel has come up recently. Travel is considered a high risk activity. If travel is necessary for your child/family please refer to Massachusetts Department of Transportation https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-transportation or Governor Baker’s Travel Ban https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order Guidance is updated daily and your child may be required to quarantine or test negative before being allowed back to school.Please know that we are available for questions or concerns at any time.