Serving the towns of Ashby and Townsend Massachusetts
Health Protocols for Illness
Please keep your child home from summer school if they display any of the following symptoms:
Please remember to call the NURSE to report their illness.
Please keep your child home from school and get them tested for COVID using an At Home Antigen test for any of the following symptoms:
If your child has symptoms of COVID (see above), we strongly recommend a negative COVID test to return to school.
COVID Positive (COVID Case Management Protocol)
For any Student or Staff member who is COVID-19 Positive
Isolate from others for 5 days
Return on day 6 with a mask through day 10, if:
they are asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving, and
they have been fever free without the use of fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours
A COVID-19 home test is not required to return on day 6, but can be done if desired
If the individual has a negative test on Day 5 or later, they do not need to mask.
If the individual is unable to mask, they may return to programming with a negative test on Day 5 or later, they may wait and return on Day 11.
The school nurse can provide iHealth AHA tests as needed and pending supply availability.
If your child was exposed to COVID-19, MA DPH recommends that they take precautions to prevent spread, which includes:
Laurie Sheridan, BSN, RN, NCSN
Phone: 978-597-6915 ext. 3500