April 13, 2022
COVID tests have been distributed to students this week so that you will have tests to use before returning to school and during the week after the break. NPS and Newton HHS strongly recommend that you test your student on Sunday, April 24, 2022 prior to the return to school.
The state has recently indicated that COVID test kits will continue to be provided to students and staff who have opted into the program after the April break. This is good news and we encourage you to opt in! Opt-in through your Aspen parent/guardian account: Aspen. Follow these instructions once you are logged in.
Exposure to Positive Case - What to Do
It is the recommendation of the CDC and MA DPH that individuals exposed to a positive COVID case should mask for 10 days following exposure, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. A rapid antigen or PCR test on Day 5 is recommended. Please see more specific information on the MA DPH website: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-isolation-and-quarantine-guidance-for-the-general-public
Return to Athletics & Performances Following COVID Infection
Athletes and performers returning from a COVID infection and participating in school-based extracurriculars, should follow the current guidance for masking. This includes wearing a mask at all times unless eating, drinking, or outside, on days 6-10 following a COVID infection. Athletes and performers should have a negative antigen test in order to participate on days 6-10 following their five day isolation requirement. Athletes should consult with their physician prior to resuming physical activity following a COVID infection.