In accordance with DESE and DPH, Everett Public Schools has updated our COVID-19 Testing Program to offer free in-home rapid antigen testing. As a result of our COVID-19 testing and quarantine updates, we will no longer be contact tracing for in-school exposures. Should your student become ill during the school day, symptomatic testing for those who consented will remain in place (If you wish to sign up, click here). As always, please continue to monitor your child for symptoms and keep your child home if they show any symptoms or are not feeling well.
If your student has not yet opted-in for the voluntary at-home rapid antigen testing program and is interested in doing so, the District Opt-in Form can be accessed HERE.
Please notify your school nurse if your student tests positive for COVID-19 or is an out of school close contact and required to quarantine.
Additionally, with the decrease in COVID-19 cases to report, as well as the changes to our contact tracing and testing programs, families will no longer receive Tier 1, 2, or 3 notification letters. Instead, the district has created a dashboard to track COVID-19 cases in each school. The dashboard , which can be found HERE, will be updated every Wednesday to align with DESE's reporting calendar.
We are committed to continuous communication with and support of our families. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Ann Whitson, Health and Wellness Coordinator, at [email protected].