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Welcome to the LPS Health Services Covid-19 Dashboard

Current Number Of Weekly Cases By School
Data Is Not Cumulative, Cases Are From:
May 4th through May 11th 2022
Last Dashboard Update

May 11, 2022 3:18 PM
SCHOOL NAME CASES
Administration Building 2
Aborn Elementary 0
Breed Middle School 12
Brickett Elementary 1
Callahan Elementary 6
Classical High 13
Cobbet Elementary 4
Connery Elementary 0
Drewicz Elementary 1
English High School 35
Fallon Elementary 0
Fecteau-Leary School 3
Ford Elementary 1
Harrington Elementary 5
Hood Elementary 3
Ingalls Elementary 12
Lincoln-Thomson Elementary 6
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute 12
Lynn Woods 8
Marshall Middle School 8
Pickering Middle School 1
Sewell-Anderson Elementary 2
Shoemaker Elementary 12
Sisson Elementary 2
Tracy Elementary 1
Washington Elementary 10
TOTAL NUMBER OF WEEKLY CASES* 160
* Numbers will be updated every Wednesday. All close contacts have been notified. Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our community healthy. 
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Prior Weeks: To see case numbers from prior weeks visit the DESE website.
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Coronavirus / COVID-19: Positive COVID-19 Cases in Schools

The goal of the Massachusetts public K-12 education system is to prepare all students for success after high school. Massachusetts public school students are leading the nation in reading and math and are at the top internationally in reading, science, and math according to the national NAEP and international PISA assessments. www.doe.mass.edu
   

At Home Health Checklist

Daily checks of your child will be required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses such as the flu.

Monitor your child each day before school for the following symptoms:


- Fever (100°F or higher), chills, or shaking chills
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- New loss of taste or smell
- Muscle aches or body aches
- Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
- Sore throat when in combination with other symptoms
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
- Headache when in combination with other symptoms
- Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms
- Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

YOUR CHILD MUST STAY HOME FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS

Additional Reasons To Keep Your Child Home:

- Your child has a positive or pending COVID-19 test
- Your child has been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days
- Your child has been instructed to quarantine or isolate
- Your child has travelled out of the country and is unvaccinated
If you find that your child has symptoms or must stay home due to the above reasons, please notify the school that your child will be absent and consult the school nurse for next step instructions..

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Covid Testing Program

Sign Up for Student "At Home" Covid-19 Test Kits

Students Can Opt Into The "At Home" Testing Program By Clicking Here


If you need help signing up, call the Lynn Health Department at (781) 586-6722.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to opt-in.
If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, they should not test for 90 days from the date of the positive test.

By opting in, you are agreeing to test your student once a week.
You will receive one kit, every 2 weeks that has 2 tests in it.

Click Here To View The "How To Do The Test" Video

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The Lynn Public Schools has enrolled in the MA DESE Testing Program that includes:

  1. Symptomatic testing for students who show symptoms of COVID-19 at school
  2. Routine COVID safety checks at all elementary schools
  3. Weekly “At Home” Testing Program for all staff and students who opt in. Enrollment is open and ongoing. Sign up here: Opt-In Form
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Covid-19: Response to COVID-19 Scenarios for School Year 2021-2022

The Lynn Public Schools will follow the COVID-19 guidelines set by the Department of Public Health (DPH), Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Lynn Board of Health. Please be aware that these guidelines are subject to change.
Anyone experiencing the following symptoms should stay home and get tested for COVID-19.  

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL WITH SYMPTOMS
- Fever (100°F or higher), chills or shaking chills
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- New loss of taste or smell
- Muscle aches or body aches
- Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
- Sore throat when in combination with other symptoms
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
- Headache when in combination with other symptoms
- Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms
- Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms
If Test Is Positive: Remain at home for at least 5 days and until symptoms improve and fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. Mask for an additional 5 days while in school or with others.
- Monitor symptoms
- Comply with local board of health
- Notify the school nurse and personal close contacts

If Test Is Negative
: May return to school when symptoms improve and fever free for 24 hours without medication

Refusal Of Test:
 May return to school when symptoms improve and fever free for 24 hours without medication
Close Contact: If a student or staff member has close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, they should stay home and notify the school nurse as soon as possible for further instructions.

Travel: Unvaccinated individuals who travel out of the country must remain home and notify the school nurse for further instructions.  

Addtional Resources:

DESE Guidelines for COVID-19 Current Testing Sites Vaccination Sites
State Travel Guidelines    

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These documents are being updated - December 2021
           

COVID-19: Safety Protocols For The 2021-2022 School Year
Updated March 2022

Welcome Back LPS Families,

The Lynn Public Schools wants to assure you that the health and safety of your child is our top priority. In order to provide a safe learning environment for the entire school community and prevent the spread of illness during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following guidelines will be in place:

Daily Health Monitoring: Parents/guardians will monitor their child daily for Covid-19 or illness symptoms. The student must stay home for symptoms. Parents/guardians will report symptoms or exposure to the school nurse who will provide further instructions and clearance to return to school. Staff will also self-monitor for symptoms or exposure and notify the school nurse before reporting to school. All visitors will be screened on arrival to any school building.

Travel: Unvaccinated individuals who travel out of the country must remain home and notify the school nurse for further instructions.  

Masks: Beginning March 14, 2022, masks will be optional in school and on buses. Masks will still be required:

  • in the nurse's office and school-based health center offices
  • for individuals who become symptomatic during the school day
  • for individuals returning to school with improvement in symptoms until all symptoms are resolved
  • for individuals returning to school post 5-day isolation/quarantine from Day 6-10
  • for health staff who are performing Covid-19 testing in school

Masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals.

Social Distancing:
There is no physical distancing requirement. Desks will be spaced 3 feet apart if possible. Students will have assigned seating and remain in cohorts if possible.

Hand Hygiene: Hand sanitizer will be located at the school entrance as well as in each classroom. Students and staff will use hand sanitizer or wash their hands on entry/exit; before eating; after touching face; after using the bathroom; and throughout the school day as needed. Staff will be provided with personal protective equipment as needed.

Disinfection: Custodial staff will disinfect high touch areas and classrooms at the end of each day and as needed throughout the school day.

Notifications: Weekly positive cases will be posted on the Covid Dashboard located on the LPS website. Individuals identified as a close contact will be notified by the local board of health or school nurse.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Lynn Public Schools is committed to evaluating, adjusting and communicating changes to you throughout the school year.

Sincerely,
Patrick Tutwiler, PhD
Superintendent

Addtional Resources:

DESE Guidelines for COVID-19 Current Testing Sites Vaccination Sites
State Travel Guidelines    

Download This In-Person Learning Update For The 2021-2022 School Year
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Here are some additional COVID-19 resources.

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  Masks Help Stop The Spread Flier
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  Lynn School Department - Reopening Schools Safely Website
  City of Lynn Covid-19 Resources Page
   
  Family Checklists for Going Back to School
  Massachusetts CV-19 Updates and Information
  Dept. Of Education Covid-19 Website
   
  COVID-19 Fact Sheet - English
  COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Spanish
   

COVID-19: Vaccine Information - Updated March 11, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC AGES 5 & UP Lincoln Thomson Elementary School Friday, March 25th - 2 PM until 5 PM Please...

Posted by Lynn Public Schools on Thursday, March 17, 2022

Get Vaccinated! Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Walk-In – No Appointment Needed! No Insurance Needed! Where: The Brickyard...

Posted by Lynn Public Schools on Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Upcoming LPS/MGB COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
School Date Time Location Link
Aborn April 13th        1:15 - 4:15 PM Cafeteria Aborn
Brickett March 31st 2:00 - 5:00 PM Cafeteria Brickett
Callahan April 7th 1:45 - 4:45 PM Cafeteria Callahan
Cobbet April 6th 1:00 - 4:00 PM Fecteau Leary Gym Cobbet
Connery March 24th 2:30 - 5:30 PM Gym Connery
Drewicz April 5th 1:30 - 4:30 PM Cafeteria Drewicz
Ford April 5th 1:45 - 4:45 PM Cafeteria  Ford
Harrington April 13th 12:30 - 3:30 PM Cafeteria Harrington
Hood March 25th 2:00 - 5:00 PM Cafeteria Hood
Ingalls April 14th 1:45 - 4:45 PM Cafeteria Ingalls
Lincoln April 5th 1:30 - 4:30 PM Cafeteria Lincoln
Sewell March 22nd 5:00 - 8:00 PM Library Sewell
Shoemaker March 31st 3:30 - 6:30 PM Library Shoemaker
Tracy April 13th 3:00 - 7:00 PM Auditorium Tracy
Washington March 30th 12:45 - 3:45 PM Auditorium Washington
Breed March 31st 4:00 - 7:00 PM Gym Breed
Marshall April 1st 3:30 - 5:30 PM Gym  
Próximas clínicas de vacunas LPS / MGB COVID-19
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Aborn 13 de abril 1:15 - 3:30 PM Cafetería Aborn
Brickett 31 de marzo 2:00 - 4:00 PM Cafetería Brickett
Callahan 7 de abril 1:45 - 4:45 PM Cafetería Callahan
Cobbet 6 de abril 1:00 - 4:00 PM Gimnasio de Fecteau Cobbet
Connery 24 de marzo 2:30 - 5:30 PM Gimnasio Connery
Drewicz 5 de abril 1:30 - 4:30 PM Cafetería Drewicz
Ford 5 de abril 1:45 - 4:45 PM Cafetería  Ford
Harrington 13 de abril 12:30 - 3:30 PM Cafetería Harrington
Hood 25 de marzo 2:00 - 5:00 PM Cafetería Hood
Ingalls 14 de abril 1:45 - 4:45 PM Cafetería Ingalls
Lincoln 5 de abril 1:30 - 4:30 PM Cafetería Lincoln
Sewell 22 de marzo 5:00 - 8:00 PM Biblioteca Sewell
Shoemaker 31 de marzo 3:30 - 6:30 PM Biblioteca Shoemaker
Tracy 13 de abril 3:00 - 7:00 PM Auditorio Tracy
Washington 30 de marzo 12:45 - 3:45 PM Auditorio Washington
Breed 31 de marzo 4:00 - 7:00 PM Gimnasio Breed
Marshall 1 de abril 3:30 - 5:30 PM Gimnasio  

Fall 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The FDA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years old. As part of LPS’ continued commitment to safety, we encourage you to have your child vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to be safe and prevent infection, serious illness, hospitalization, and death. Over 75 percent of Lynn youth ages 12-19 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Getting your child vaccinated will help limit COVID-19 spread in our schools and community. If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please speak to your child’s doctor.

LPS is working with Lynn Community Health Center, the Lynn Health Department and Mass General Brigham to bring COVID-19 clinics to our schools. Contact your school nurse for vaccine dates and locations.

• The COVID vaccine is free.
• No ID or insurance is needed.
• You can get vaccinated if you are undocumented. Getting a vaccine will not impact you or your family’s immigration status. The Public Charge rule does NOT apply to getting the vaccine.

Again, LPS encourages you to have your child vaccinated. Getting your family vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. We appreciate your help and commitment to keeping our schools safe.

Deborah Tanzer
Director of Nursing
Lynn Public Schools

Patrick Tutwiler
Superintendent of Schools
Lynn Public Schools

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  Download This Fall 2021 Letter Regarding Children and Vaccines
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The CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.

Los CDC recomiendan que todas las personas de 5 años de edad o más se vacunen contra el COVID-19 para protegerse y ayudar a proteger contra el COVID-19. La vacunación a una proporción grande de la población es una herramienta fundamental para detener la pandemia.


Find A Vaccine Clinic:
Visit The City of Lynn Vaccine Resources Page
Visit Vaccine.gov for Local and National Vaccine Information and Resources

Get Vaccinated! Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Walk-In – No Appointment Needed! No Insurance Needed! Where: The Brickyard...

Posted by Lynn Public Schools on Tuesday, January 11, 2022

 

 

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