Coronavirus and Schools: Resources and General Guidance

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides detailed information about quarantines and monitoring of the coronavirus, prevention and treatment, as well as guidance and recommendations, at www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus.

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The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education outlines the process for school closings related to COVID-19, and provides guidance on 180 school day requirement, on its Emergency Management Planning for Schools' page.

CDC Response, International Alerts, Handwashing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides extensive resources posted on its website. They include:

Prevention Strategies from the U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education recommends taking these steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are sick, stay home from school.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are already sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.