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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:
June 15th through June 22nd 2022
Last Dashboard Update

July 5, 2022 8:41 AM
SCHOOL NAME CASES
Administration Building 1
Aborn Elementary 0
Breed Middle School 3
Brickett Elementary 0
Callahan Elementary 0
Classical High 3
Cobbet Elementary 0
Connery Elementary 0
Drewicz Elementary 1
English High School 0
Fallon Elementary 0
Fecteau-Leary School 0
Ford Elementary 0
Harrington Elementary 0
Hood Elementary 0
Ingalls Elementary 1
Lincoln-Thomson Elementary 0
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute 0
Lynn Woods 0
Marshall Middle School 1
Pickering Middle School 0
Sewell-Anderson Elementary 1
Shoemaker Elementary 1
Sisson Elementary 0
Tracy Elementary 0
Washington Elementary 0
TOTAL NUMBER OF WEEKLY CASES* 12
* 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

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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 and has any of the above symptoms.
- Your child has been instructed to quarantine or isolate

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..

PDF Icon At Home Health Check List For The 2021-2022 School Year
           

Covid Testing Program

Pool testing and the “at home” test distribution has ended for school year 2021/2022. During summer programs, we will offer symptomatic rapid testing.

We will send an individual home with a self-test or if there is a nurse on site, a rapid test can be administered in school with consent. Prior consents will be valid until the end of summer. If you would like to sign up, please contact your school nurse or email closecontact@lynnschools.org

 

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 has close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, they should stay home and notify the school nurse if symptoms develop.

Additional Resources:

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

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

Dear 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.

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.

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

Additional Resources:

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

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Here are some additional COVID-19 resources.

PDF Icon Public Health Resources and Downloads (PDF)
  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 June 22, 2022

Please visit https://www.lynnma.gov/covid19/vaccine.shtml while we update our vaccine webpage.

 

 

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