As time continues to tick, many Massachusetts parents are still wondering if their child’s school will open and how that will look as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Many worry as it could take one child to infect a classroom full of others.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education just released a 19 page document outlining protocols. It answers such questions as:
· What should a district do if there is a symptomatic individual – at home, on the bus, or at school?
· What should a district do if someone in the school community tests positive for COVID-19 – be it a student, teacher, staff, or bus driver, or one of their household members or close contacts?
· Who should get tested for COVID-19 and when?
· In what circumstances would someone need to quarantine (when they have been exposed but are not sick) or isolate (when they are sick)?
· What should school districts do to monitor COVID-19 spread in their communities?
Learn more about Massachusetts guidelines in the event of a school outbreak.