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Key Actions for Individual COVID-19 Events

    1. INDIVIDUAL IS SYMPTOMATIC
      If an individual is symptomatic at home, they should stay at home and get tested.
      If an individual student is symptomatic on the bus or at school, they should remain masked and adhere to strict physical distancing. Students will then be met by the nurse and stay in the medical waiting room until they can go home. They should not be sent home on the bus.
      If an individual staff member is symptomatic at school, they should find coverage for their duties and then go home and get tested.

      1. Individual tests negative
        Return to school once 24 hours have passed with no fever and improvement in symptoms, without the use of fever-reducing medications.

      2. Individual tests positive
        Remain home (except to get medical care), monitor symptoms, notify the school, notify personal close contacts, assist the school in contact tracing efforts, and answer the call from local board of health or MA Community Tracing Collaborative. Most people who have relatively mild illness will need to stay in self-isolation for at least 10 days and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever and improvement in other symptoms.

      3. Individual is not tested
        Remain home in self-isolation for 10 days from symptom onset, then return once 24 hours have passed with no fever and improvement in symptoms, without the use of fever reducing medications.
    2. INDIVIDUAL IS EXPOSED TO COVID-19 POSITIVE INDIVIDUAL
      If an individual is at home when they learn they were in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, they should stay at home and be tested 4 or 5 days after their last exposure.
      If an individual is at school when they learn they were in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, they should be masked and adhere to strict physical distancing while waiting for parent pick up. The student will not take the bus home. They should stay at home and be tested 4 or 5 days after their last exposure.
      1. Individual tests negative
        Remain home in self-quarantine for 14 days from exposure.

      2. Individual tests positive
        Remain home (except to get medical care), monitor symptoms, notify the school, notify personal close contacts, assist the school in contact tracing efforts, and answer the call from local board of health or MA Community Tracing Collaborative. Most people who have relatively mild illness will need to stay in self-isolation for at least 10 days and until at least 24 hours have passed with no fever and improvement in symptoms, without the use of fever reducing medications.

      3. Individual is not tested
        Remain home in self-quarantine for 14 days from exposure.

    Information from http://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop/protocols/protocols.docx