COVID-19 Wellness Check and Commitment Form
In an effort to promote the health and safety of the school community, we are asking you to commit to do a wellness check on each of your children every day before they leave for school. Each day, please answer the following questions:
In the past 24 hours, has the student experienced any of the following symptoms?
- Fever, chills or shaking chills
- Temperature of 100.0 F (37.7 C) or higher
- Loss of taste or smell
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Sore throat
- Body pain or ache
- Runny nose or congestion
- Fatigue or unusual tiredness with one other symptom
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Has the student been tested for COVID-19, other than weekly in-school testing, and waiting for results?
Has the student tested positive for COVID-19 or been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 10 days?
Has the student been told to quarantine or been in close contact with someone with COIVD-19 in the last 14 days?
Has the student been in close contact with someone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?
Has the student been outside Massachusetts to another state or country in the last 10 days?
If you answer “YES” to any one of the above questions, please keep your student(S) home and contact your school nurse and health care provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider or health insurance please contact your school nurse and/or call the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center at 508-270-5800 or the Latino Health Insurance Program at 508-782-8115.
If you answer “NO” to all of these questions, your student(s) can attend school.
What will happen if my student arrives at school sick or becomes sick during the school day?
If your student comes to school sick with COVID-19 symptoms or becomes sick with COVID-19 symptoms during the school day, they will need to be picked up immediately. Your student may return to school after they have tested negative for COVID-19, have improvement in symptoms, and have been without fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. If your healthcare provider makes an alternative diagnosis for the COVID-19-like symptoms, your student may return to school based on the recommendations for that alternative diagnosis (e.g., influenza or strep pharyngitis).
If you prefer not to have your student tested, they may return to school 10 days from the start of their symptoms, as long as their symptoms have improved and they have been without fever without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours prior to their return to school.
We appreciate your commitment to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and our community.
Please remember to monitor your student(s) for COVID-19 symptoms each day before leaving for school:
- Keep your student(s) home if they have symptoms, are not feeling well, or you answered “yes” to one or more of the questions above
- Keep your student(s) home if you have given them fever-reducing medication within the past 12 hours
- Contact your school nurse and healthcare provider about your student(s) symptoms
Thank you for everything you are doing to keep your family, school and community safe and healthy.
-Framingham Public Schools