- Individual testing on symptomatic individuals: for when individuals present symptoms while at school
- Individual testing on close contacts (Test and Stay): for asymptomatic close contacts to be tested daily for at least five (5) days from the first day of exposure, with individuals testing negative being allowed to remain at school
- Routine COVID-19 safety check (previously referred to as “pooled testing“): for routine testing by collecting a group of samples and performing on test on the group, for efficiency, with individual testing happening either on the same individual samples at the lab or on new samples from the individuals in the group.
Why Do Routine COVID Safety Checks Work?
Keep Kids and Staff Safe: catch cases before they spread to other students and staff
Keep our Schools Open: prevent further time away from in-person learning and friends by knowing whether it's COVID, cold, or flu
Stop the Spread: prevent infecting another member of your household or community
Visit https://covidedtesting.com/ for more information and resources.
In Massachusetts, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, visit vaxfinder.mass.gov.
For recommendations related to travel, please consult the CDC pages below: