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Don't forget your flu 


shots this year! 


Per the MA Department of Public Health, the influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts schools, colleges and universities in person. The new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and ​the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will be expected to have received a flu vaccine by December 31, 2020 for the 2020-2021 influenza season, unless either a medical or religious exemption is provided. This new flu immunization requirement to enter school in January is in addition to existing vaccine requirements. 

Please submit documentation to the health office once your child has received their yearly flu vaccine. Thank you!


Please continue to monitor your children each day for COVID-19 symptoms and do not send your child to school when sick. Our staff and students are doing an amazing job adhering to our health and safety protocols and procedures here at school!  


By sending children to school, a caregiver is self-certifying that their child does not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have considered possible exposure to COVID and made the appropriate decision per these guidelines.


Please KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME if they have any of the symptoms listed:


  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills 

  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Muscle aches or body aches

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms

  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms

  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms


OR:

They have had close contact with a person known to be infected with Covid-19 in the last 14 days


OR:

They have traveled outside of Massachusetts in the past 14 days (except lower risk states) *PLEASE SEE TRAVEL INFO ABOVE*


If they have any of the above symptoms, contact your child's primary care provider for further instructions and get them tested for active COVID-19 infection prior to returning to school unless another diagnosis was determined to cause their symptoms. A list of test sites is available here, and Massachusetts also has an interactive testing map










 School Nurse 


Elizabeth Marshall, BSN, RN, NCSN

Franklin Elementary School 
2 Cypress Terrace
North Andover, MA 01845

978-557-7905 - Health Office 
978-682-0240 - Main Office Fax

When should you keep your child home from school?

Please see the