POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS ON CAMPUS
If a student, faculty or staff member experiences symptoms of COVID-19 while on campus, they are to immediately report the student health center.
- The School Nurse will then assess the individual for symptoms identified by the CDC as related to COVID-19
- If the symptoms are representative of COVID-19, the School Nurse will implement necessary protocol to isolate the individual experiencing symptoms.
- Necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) will be used.
- Any student in isolation will always be monitored by a school nurse
- Parents / guardians will be notified and required to come to campus to pick up their student as soon as possible.
- Parents should call the school when they arrive to campus to retrieve their sick student and they will be escorted out of the Tremont Street exit to the parent waiting for them.
- In the event a faculty / staff member is experiencing symptoms the Nurse will assess whether or not the individual is able to drive home or if the individual needs a family member to come pick her or him up from campus.
- The area where the individual experienced symptoms will be cleared, closed and then sanitized by staff wearing appropriate PPE.
- Once the individual has left the campus, the isolation room will be sanitized by staff in appropriate PPE.
COVID-19 POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS OF COMMUNITY MEMBER
If you test positive for COVID-19 you must quarantine for 10 days from the date the positive test was taken or the date symptoms started, whichever comes first, regardless of vaccination status. You do not need another COVID test to be able to return to school.
INDIVIDUAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19
If a student, faculty, or staff faculty member is exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 the following protocol is required:
If a St. Mary's Community member is vaccinated and exposed and demonstrate no symptoms, quarantine will not be required. However, you will be required to provide a negative test between the third and fifth day after exposure.
If a St. Mary's Community member is not vaccinated and exposed, regardless of presence of symptoms, you must quarantine until the eighth day from exposure and have a negative test result taken on day five or later from exposure.
- Exposure is identified as contact closer than 6-feet for more than 15 minutes
- If you are tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results because you have been exposed, have a family member that was exposed or are not feeling well you must stay at home in quarantine until you receive your results.
- All students should contact the Nurse Lisa Morin-Plante who will inform the necessary parties
- The School Nurse will record the recommendations of the Lynn Public Health Nurse and report them to the faculty / staff member, the student and the student’s parents / guardians.
- If a student, faculty, or staff member is required to quarantine, they can only return to campus if they are qualified to return based on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Guidelines
In the event of a positive diagnosis on campus, St. Mary’s is committed to supporting a contact tracing process as quickly and efficiently as possible.
If you are vaccinated and travel domestically, no test and no quarantine is required upon return. If you are not vaccinated and travel domestically, you must quarantine until you receive a negative test on day 5 of return. All international travelers must quarantine until youreceive a negative test on day 5 of return.
St. Mary's commits to notifying the community of any COVID positive cases on campus when the school year begins. The two-tier communication will first be contacting any individual who is considered a direct contact. The second will be notifying the community of the positive case. NO IDENTITIES OF COVID-19 POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS WILL BE SHARED AT ANYTIME.
Feel Sick? Stay Home.
To minimize the possibility of spreading illness, individuals who do not feel well, or have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 should NOT come to campus for any reason.
Each student, faculty and staff member will be required to review a provided daily symptom checker before entering the building each day
If anyone is experiencing any of the symptoms, they are asked to notify the school and stay home. Symptoms include:
-Fever or chills
-Shortness of breath
-New runny nose
-Muscle or body aches
-New loss of taste or smell
-Nausea or vomiting