Dear Minuteman Community,
COVID-19 continues to be part of our daily lives, but how we navigate its presence has vastly improved over the last several months. We highly recommend that everyone gets vaccinated and boosted against the virus to lessen its severity and keep ourselves healthy.
Massachusetts public schools are no longer required to impose mask mandates, test-and-stay programs, or contact tracing. However, at Minuteman High School, we will continue to follow updated health guidance from the Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH). In following this guidance, we are implementing the following protocols for the 2022-23 school year, as listed below.
I would like to thank our students, families, and staff – especially our school nurses – for working hard to keep one another healthy and safe. If you have any questions about COVID-19 protocols, please email the school nurses, Sarah Bolduc and Annie Quill.
Dr. Kathleen A. Dawson
Minuteman High School
COVID-19 Protocols for Students and Staff:
- If you are sick for any reason, stay home.
- If you test positive for COVID-19, do not come to school for five (5) calendar days from symptom onset; isolate at home. You can return to school on the sixth day if you have not had a fever for 24 hours and your symptoms have improved. You are required to wear a face mask indoors at Minuteman from days 6-10.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19: Please visit this page on our website to gauge whether or not you should come to school. Some symptoms must be observed in combination with other symptoms to be considered as potential signs of COVID infection. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Masking: Wearing a face mask indoors is now optional at Minuteman except for inside the nurses’ office. At Minuteman, we highly value and foster a culture of mutual respect and acceptance. It is important that everyone respect each other’s decisions about mask wearing. Many people will wear masks for various reasons, including that they are recovering from COVID, they have health issues that place them at greater risks if they contract the virus, or they live with immunocompromised people in their family.