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Coronavirus/COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

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June 14, 2021 Installment of FAQs (about medical waiting rooms)
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June 1, 2021 Installment of FAQs (about contact tracing and off-site venues for graduations)
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May 17, 2021 Installment of FAQs (about outdoor masks, sharing materials, cleaning frequency, gathering limits, and air conditioning)
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October 12, 2020 Installment of FAQs (revised May 5, 2021) (about close contacts, who must quarantine, students who cannot wear masks, the P.E. requirement, and attendance for remote instruction)
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April 26, 2021 Installment of FAQs (about notification requirements, including sample communication to families, for close contacts who are exempted from quarantine)
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March 22, 2021 Installment of FAQs (about outdoor recess, guidelines for vaccinated individuals, mask requirements, and the travel advisory)
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March 15, 2021 Installment of FAQs (about plexiglass dividers, summer educational services, and library books)
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January 25, 2021 Installment of FAQs (about air hand dryers)
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January 11, 2021 Installment of FAQs
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November 2, 2020 Installment of FAQs
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Good Question! Community members answer common back-to-school questions
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September 21, 2020 Installment of FAQs
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Frequently Asked Questions about Returning to School for Parents and Guardians as of August 27, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Returning to School for Parents and Guardians as of August 27, 2020 — Spanish Translation
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Fall Reopening Frequently Asked Questions as of August 26, 2020
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Fall Reopening Frequently Asked Questions as of August 3, 2020 — Spanish Translation
(Note: A translation of the August 26 version will be posted soon.)

Last Updated: June 14, 2021

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Parents and guardians questions can be directed to COVID19K12ParentInfo@mass.gov

District and school staff's questions can be directed to: Reopeningk12@mass.gov

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