At-Home Opt-In Testing Forms:
Consent forms are now available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Contact your child's main office with questions about how to gain access to the portal.
Please download the pdf document, complete the document and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and submit it to your school nurse.
Before/After School Information Sharing Consent Form
There are no chemicals used whatsoever on our testing swabs. The BROAD institute, our testing facility, uses cotton swabs very similar to a q-tip with no additives or chemical agents.
At North Adams Public Schools, keeping your students safe and in school is our top priority. With COVID-19 vaccines now readily available, treatments accessible to those at higher risk for severe disease, and widespread availability of self-tests, North Adams Public Schools will focus their efforts and resources on testing symptomatic and vulnerable individuals. This is based on recommendations from DESE, DPH and in line with the most recent CDC guidance issued on Aug 11, 2022
The Commonwealth is not recommending universal mask requirements, surveillance testing of asymptomatic individuals, contact tracing, or test-to-stay testing in schools at this time.
Vaccines continue to be the best way to protect individuals against the effects of COVID-19. DESE and DPH strongly recommend that all faculty, staff, and students, including the Commonwealth’s youngest children ages 6 months – 5 years, receive the COVID-19 vaccine primary series and all boosters, as they become eligible for them. Continue to check back with more information on vaccine clinics in our area.
If you were exposed to COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status: CDC recommends that instead of quarantining, you wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested 5 full days after your last exposure (day 6).
If you have COVID-19: regardless of vaccination status, you should isolate from others for 5 days. If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication and your symptoms are improving, you may end isolation but should continue masking around others and in public through day 10. Individuals with moderate illness or severe illness or with a weakened immune system, should isolate through day 10 and consult your doctor before ending isolation.
Week of: Jan. 23 2023
Last update: 1/26/23
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