• Covid-19 Information Center

If your child(ren) are sick and showing COVID-like symptoms, take these steps

  • Stay home and take a COVID test. (School nurses have free COVID tests to hand out.  Please reach out to your school nurse if you need a COVID test) .

    Email or call your healthcare provider. 

    Email or call your school nurse, your school’s office manager, and your schools before/after-school coordinator (if applicable) to report your student’s absence and tell them that your student has COVID. 

    If your student tests positive for COVID-19 - please follow the following guidance:

    • Please notify your student's teacher and school nurse

    • You must stay home for a minimum of 5 days

    • The day you test positive is day zero

    • They may return to school on day 6 or later if you are:

      • Fever free for 24hrs without the use of fever-reducing medications

      • Are experiencing improvement in other symptoms (ie, no runny nose, improving cough, no body aches, no sore throat, no nausea or vomiting)

      • Are able to wear a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days (masking is required for days 6-10, unless you have a negative test on day 5 or later)

      • If unable to wear a mask for an additional 5 days, the student will remain home for a full 10 days, or until they have a negative test on day 5 or later

      • Students can return without a mask after having a negative test on day 5 or later and with an improvement in symptoms, if they choose

If you are a FPS Staff and showing COVID-like symptoms

Updated Guidelines for Close Contacts

  • COVID-19 close contacts are no longer required to quarantine at home and can continue to attend school as long as they test negative and remain asymptomatic while monitoring for symptoms

    Close contacts who can mask should do so until Day 10

    It is recommended that close contacts test with a rapid-antigen test on Day 6 after exposure

    If a student who is a close contact develops symptoms, please keep your student(s) home, test for COVID-19, and contact your healthcare provider


    Framingham Public Schools will monitor DESE/DPH Guidance (updated 8/15/22) for masking, quarantine, and isolation protocols and update as needed.