• In short, ISOLATE if you test positive for COVID. 

    Isolation - Keeps someone who tested positive for COVID-19, with or without symptoms, away from others - even in their own home. 

    Quarantine - Keeps someone who has had a COVID-19 exposure away from others, in the event that they become positive. 

    COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for the General Public 

Isolation Protocol

  • Protocol for STAFF who TEST POSITIVE for COVID-19 (regardless of vaccination status)

    Protocol for STUDENTS who TEST POSITIVE for COVID-19 (regardless of vaccination status)

    • Notify your school Principal and School Nurse

    • Must stay home for a minimum of 5 days

    • Notify their School Nurse

    • Report their absence with school’s Office staff and Out-of-School-Time Coordinator (if applicable)

    • Must stay home for a minimum of 5 days

    Staff may return to work and Students may return to school, work, and extracurricular activities on day 6 or later if they are:


    • 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 (days 6-10)


    If unable to wear a mask for an additional 5 days:

    • staff/students will remain home for the full 10 days of isolation, returning on day 11,  OR 

    • can return on day 6 after having a negative test on day 5 or later.

  • Isolation guidance from Framingham Public Schools

    Isolation guidance from Framingham Public Schools

    Isolation guidance from Framingham Public Schools

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 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.