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Welcome to the LPS Health Services Covid-19 Dashboard

Current Number Of Weekly Cases By School
Data Is Not Cumulative, Cases Are From:
October 6th through October 13th
Last Dashboard Update

October 14, 2021 10:42 AM
SCHOOL NAME CASES
Administration Building 0
Aborn Elementary 0
Breed Middle School 2
Brickett Elementary 2
Callahan Elementary 0
Classical High 3
Cobbet Elementary 4
Connery Elementary 0
Drewicz Elementary 0
English High School 3
Fallon Elementary 1
Fecteau-Leary School 2
Ford Elementary 1
Harrington Elementary 0
Hood Elementary 0
Ingalls Elementary 0
Lincoln-Thomson Elementary 0
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute 2
Lynn Woods 2
Marshall Middle School 0
Pickering Middle School 4
Sewell-Anderson Elementary 0
Shoemaker Elementary 1
Sisson Elementary 0
Tracy Elementary 0
Washington Elementary 2
TOTAL NUMBER OF WEEKLY CASES* 29
* Numbers will be updated every Wednesday. All close contacts have been notified. Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our community healthy. 
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Prior Weeks: To see case numbers from prior weeks visit the DESE website.
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Coronavirus / COVID-19: Positive COVID-19 Cases in Schools

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At Home Health Checklist

Daily checks of your child will be required to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses such as the flu.

Monitor your child each day before school for the following symptoms:


- Fever (100°F or higher), chills, or shaking chills
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- New loss of taste or smell
- Muscle aches or body aches
- Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
- Sore throat when in combination with other symptoms
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
- Headache when in combination with other symptoms
- Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms
- Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

YOUR CHILD MUST STAY HOME FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS

Additional Reasons To Keep Your Child Home:

- Your child has a positive or pending COVID-19 test
- Your child has been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days
- Your child has been instructed to quarantine or isolate
- Your child has travelled out of the country and is unvaccinated
If you find that your child has symptoms or must stay home due to the above reasons, please notify the school that your child will be absent and consult the school nurse for next step instructions..

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Covid Testing For The 2021-2022 School Year

For the 2021-22 school year, Lynn Public Schools is offering an extra layer of protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with our COVID-19 testing program at school.
This program has three components:

  1. Symptomatic testing for students who show symptoms of COVID-19 at school,
  2. Test and stay for students who may have been exposed while in school but are not showing symptoms.
  3. Routine COVID safety checks to prevent the spread of the virus undetected among students who are not showing symptoms

Each of these is a quick, non-invasive nasal swab or saliva sample that is collected under the supervision of a school nurse or trained health provider. Unlike COVID-19 tests of the past, these are not uncomfortable and easy for students to do themselves. Students only participate with permission from a parent or guardian.

PDF Icon Covid Testing Authorization Consent Letter and Consent Form
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You can print and complete the above paper consent then submit to the school nurse or fill out the online consent here: https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district=null 

Puede imprimir y rellenar el consentimiento en el papel anterior y entregarlo a la enfermera de la escuela o rellenar el formulario en línea que se encuentra aquí: https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma?district=null

Covid-19: Response to COVID-19 Scenarios for School Year 2021-2022

The Lynn Public Schools will follow the COVID-19 guidelines set by the Department of Public Health (DPH), Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Lynn Board of Health. Please be aware that these guidelines are subject to change.

Anyone experiencing the following symptoms must get a test for COVID-19 and isolate at home while waiting for results.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL WITH SYMPTOMS

- Fever (100°F or higher), chills or shaking chills
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- New loss of taste or smell
- Muscle aches or body aches
- Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
- Sore throat when in combination with other symptoms
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
- Headache when in combination with other symptoms
- Fatigue when in combination with other symptoms
- Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

If Test Is Positive: Remain at home for at least 10 days and until symptoms improve and fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
- Monitor symptoms
- Comply with local board of health
- Notify the school nurse and personal close contacts

If Test Is Negative
: May return to school when symptoms improve and fever free for 24 hours without medication

Refusal Of Test:
May return to school after 10 days of isolation from symptom onset as long as symptoms are improved and fever free for 24 hours without medication

Close Contact: If a student or staff member has close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, they should stay home and notify the school nurse as soon as possible for further instructions.

Travel: Unvaccinated individuals who travel out of the country must remain home and notify the school nurse for further instructions.  

Addtional Resources:

DESE Guidelines for COVID-19 Current Testing Sites Vaccination Sites
State Travel Guidelines    

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COVID-19: Safety Protocols For The 2021-2022 School Year

Welcome Back LPS Families,

The Lynn Public Schools wants to assure you that the health and safety of your child is our top priority. In order to provide a safe learning environment for the entire school community and prevent the spread of illness during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following guidelines will be in place:

Daily Health Monitoring: Parents/guardians will monitor their child daily for Covid-19 or illness symptoms. The student must stay home for symptoms. Parents/guardians will report symptoms or exposure to the school nurse who will provide further instructions and clearance to return to school. Staff will also self-monitor for symptoms or exposure and notify the school nurse before reporting to school. All visitors will be screened on arrival to any school building.

Travel: Unvaccinated individuals who travel out of the country must remain home and notify the school nurse for further instructions.  

Masks: All students, staff and visitors will be required to wear a cloth or surgical mask while indoors or on a bus. If an individual is unable to wear a mask, please send a medical note to the school nurse. Gaiters, bandanas, buffs, face shields alone or masks with valves are not allowed.

Social Distancing:
There is no physical distancing requirement. Desks will be spaced 3 feet apart if possible. Students will have assigned seating and remain in cohorts if possible.

Hand Hygiene: Hand sanitizer will be located at the school entrance as well as in each classroom. Students and staff will use hand sanitizer or wash their hands on entry/exit; before eating; after touching face; after using the bathroom; and throughout the school day as needed. Staff will be provided with personal protective equipment as needed.

Disinfection: Custodial staff will disinfect high touch areas and classrooms at the end of each day and as needed throughout the school day.

Notifications: Weekly positive cases will be posted on the Covid Dashboard located on the LPS website. Individuals identified as a close contact will be notified by the local board of health or school nurse.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Lynn Public Schools is committed to evaluating, adjusting and communicating changes to you throughout the school year.

Sincerely,
Patrick Tutwiler, PhD
Superintendent

Addtional Resources:

DESE Guidelines for COVID-19 Current Testing Sites Vaccination Sites
State Travel Guidelines    

Download This In-Person Learning Update For The 2021-2022 School Year
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Here are some additional COVID-19 resources.

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  Masks Help Stop The Spread Flier
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  Lynn School Department - Reopening Schools Safely Website
  City of Lynn Covid-19 Resources Page
   
  Family Checklists for Going Back to School
  Massachusetts CV-19 Updates and Information
  Dept. Of Education Covid-19 Website
   
  COVID-19 Fact Sheet - English
  COVID-19 Fact Sheet - Spanish
   

COVID-19: Vaccine Information - Updated September 23, 2021

Lynn Community Health Center - Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic
The following clinics will provide the Pfizer vaccine to LPS students, family members, and staff (age 12 and over). 

~NO INSURANCE NEEDED~

  • Lynn English High School - September 30, 2021 - 11:00-5:00 PM
  • Lynn Technical Institute - October 7, 2021 - 11:00-5:00 PM 
    Lynn Classical High School - October 14, 2021 - 11:00-5:00 PM

Schedule:
12th Graders: 11 AM until 12 Noon
11th Graders: 12 Noon until 1 PM
10th Graders: 11 PM until 2 PM
9th Graders: 2 PM until 3 PM
Open To All:  3 PM until 5 PM

  • Students under 16 years of age need a parent/guardian present at the time of vaccination.
  • Students who are 16 or 17 years of age can be vaccinated with a consent signed by the parent/guardian.
  • A follow up appointment for the second dose will be given at the time of first vaccination.

Consent is available in multiple languages here:
https://www.mass.gov/lists/ma-consent-forms-for-people-under-18-years-of-age

If you cannot make these events but are interested in a Covid vaccine, please call 781-595-7747 to make an appointment for another day.

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  Lynn Community Health Center
Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic Flyers
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The CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.

Los CDC recomiendan que todas las personas de 12 años de edad o más se vacunen contra el COVID-19 para protegerse y ayudar a proteger contra el COVID-19. La vacunación a una proporción grande de la población es una herramienta fundamental para detener la pandemia.

Find A Vaccine Clinic:
Visit The City of Lynn Vaccine Resources Page
Visit Vaccine.gov for Local and National Vaccine Information and Resources


Kids & the COVID Vaccines: W. Kamau Bell Talks to Pediatricians

W. Kamau Bell asks pediatricians the questions parents have about kids and the COVID vaccines. Children 12 and older are eligible to get a COVID vaccine.
Clinical trials are ongoing for younger children
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THE CONVERSATION / LA CONVERSACIÓN

Between Us About Us expands to address questions about the COVID-19 vaccines
and children with FAQ videos.

 

 

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