Fortunately, much progress has been made during the pandemic resulting in highly effective strategies such as vaccinations, boosters, and treatment for covid illness. This forward progress allows for the return to a flourishing learning environment, extra-curricular activities, and a school environment fostering positive social interaction among students and staff.
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District has aligned it’s Covid19 protocols with updated August 2022 guidance from CDC and DESE/MDPH. Universal Mask wearing, surveillance asymptomatic testing, contact tracing, quarantine due to exposure and test-to-stay are no longer recommended. Masks are required in the Health Office at all schools. (1) Individuals who wish to mask due to increased risk etc. are supported to do so.
Staff or students testing positive for COVID19 are required to self-isolate for 5 days following symptom onset.
The symptoms of COVID19 may be different for every individual. Healthcare providers should be contacted with positive test results to develop an individualized plan of care.
SEEK EMERGENCY CARE - CALL 911 for:
● Difficulty breathing
● Chest pain or pressure
● New Confusion
● Inability to wake up or stay awake
● Blue lips, face, toes, or fingers
● Severe abdominal pain
Following the 5 day isolation, the following criteria must be met before returning to school:
1. Fever-free without taking fever-reducing medications for 24 hours; and
2. Improvement of symptoms; and
3. vigilant mask wearing for the next 5 days
*Note: Return to school should be based on time and symptom resolution. Repeat testing prior to return is not recommended.
Please contact your child’s school nurse with any questions or concerns regarding these guidelines.