When to Stay Home
We are all connected and we rely on one another to stay well. If you are experiencing any illness or symptoms, you must stay at home.
Below is the full list of symptoms for which caregivers should monitor their children, and staff should monitor themselves.
- Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills or shaking chills
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- New loss of taste or smell
- Muscle aches or body aches
- Cough (not due to other known causes, such as a chronic cough)
- Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
- 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
A list of test sites is available here, and Massachusetts also has an interactive testing map. If they are tested and receive positive results please notify your school nurse ASAP. You should also contact your child’s primary care provider for further instruction.
Please see the Reasons for Dismissal/Exclusion page for more information.