COVID-19


COVID-19

  • Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds poorly ventilated spaces, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic. Learn about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination so you’ll be ready when a vaccine is recommended: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/about-vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html


*NEW* Quarantine Guidelines
You are required to quarantine (separate yourself) from other people if you have been exposed to someone with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  You must quarantine even if you do not have symptoms.

MDPH Quarantine Guidelines - Click here


ISOLATION GUIDLINES
You are required to isolate (separate yourself) from other people if you have been diagnosed as a confirmed case of infection with Coronavirus (COVID-19).

MDPH Isolation Guidelines - Click here


TRAVEL GUIDELINES

Massachusetts Travel Advisory

COVID-19 vs. Seasonal Allergies

COVID-19 and seasonal allergies share many symptoms, but there are some key differences between the two.  For example, COVID-19 can cause fever, which is not a common symptom of seasonal allergies.
Because some of the symptoms of COVID-19 and seasonal allergies ar similar, it may be difficult to tell the difference between the, and you may need to get a test to confirm your diagnosis.


COVID SYMPTOMS

Please STAY HOME if you have any of the symptoms listed below:

Temperature >/= 100.0 F without fever reducing medication
Chills
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Cough

New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Muscle aches or body aches
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Headache, in combination with other symptom

Fatigue, in combination with other symptom
Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known cause, such as allergies), in combination with other symptom

Note that some symptoms of COVID-19 are the same as the flu or a bad cold; please do not assume it is another condition.

CDC COVID-19 Symptom Checker

Daily Home Screening for Students

Monitoreo Diario de los Estudiantes en la casa
الفحص المنزلي اليومي للطلاب
Rastreio diário em casa para alunos
Depistaj Ou Kapab Fe Lakay ou Chak Jou pou Elev Yo

Daily Home Screening for Staff


COVID TESTING

COVID-19 Test Site Locator


COVID-19 VACCINE

Massachusetts Vaccine phases

Massachusetts Vaccine location site map


Mask Up Mass! - Click here

Masks


Here is a link from the National Association of School Nurses on Washing Your Hands, Wearing Cloth Face Coverings and Staying Home When you are Sick.


It is not one mitigation strategy but a combination of all strategies taken together that will substantially reduce the risk of transmission." DESE/MDPH


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