We continue to adhere to our strict health and safety policies and are following expert guidance as provided by the CDC, local Board of Health and Department of Public Health. We are prepared to take the appropriate additional measures if the virus spreads within our community, as informed by experts.
In the meantime, we are taking a number of actions to ensure a healthy environment for the South Shore Technical community. Please keep in mind that we cannot predict what precautions will be required in the future as this is a fluid situation.
Please keep your student home if they have the following symptoms:
If you have been directly exposed to the virus or have traveled to areas where there are large numbers of people infected.
A fever of 100 F or higher. Students may return to school when fever free for 24 hours (WITHOUT use of fever reducing medications).
Any unexplained vomiting episode. Students may return 24 hours after the last episode. Diarrhea which is three or more unexplained episodes of watery or loose stools in 24 hours. Students may return 24 hours after last episode.
Serious, sustained coughing, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
We remind you that if you are notified that your student has become sick, please pick your student up as quickly as possible. Your student may return to school after illness only under the following conditions:
- Fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicines, and the child is no longer contagious. If your child left school with a fever, he/she may not return the following day, and
- Symptom free of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours, and the child can tolerate a typical diet, and
- Able to participate in the daily routine and curriculum of the classroom.
- A physician’s note is required in all instances of contagious diseases.
Additionally, no parent or any other person authorized to pick up your student should enter the school if they are sick or have symptoms of illness. If you suspect that your student has been exposed to anything contagious, please keep them out of school and inform us immediately.
Finally, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
Additional information is available on the CDC website:
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information Page
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) FAQ
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) FAQ – Children
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Prevention and Treatment
- Travel Advisories
We appreciate your partnership and support and are available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact the school nurse Colette Worrall, RN at email@example.com or 781-871-0263.