Nursing Notes

Flu A is on the Rise!

As the end of the school year approaches and more fun activities are being held, please be aware that we are still seeing cases of Covid and Flu A on the rise in some of our schools. As always, keep your kid home if they are sick and communicate with the school nurse

At Home Covid Testing Program Will Continue!

About the Test: iHealth is a 15-minute at-home FDA-approved rapid antigen test

Opt-In: To participate, you must opt in by completing this form: . By opting in, you will agree to review the training materials for test administration, report positive test results to your student’s school, and administer the tests according to Amesbury Public School District's guidelines.

Weekly: Every two weeks you will receive an iHealth at-home rapid test kit. Each kit contains two individual tests. Your student will administer one test each week on Tuesday evening

Reporting Positive Test Results: If your student tests positive on an at-home antigen test, you will inform their school of the positive result using the form attached below. The school will keep the results confidential and will not make individual results public. In addition, it is strongly recommended that you inform your healthcare professional of the positive result.

Easy, Free, and Flexible: This test is administered at home (not at school), reducing the burden on school staff and time to administer tests and increasing a family’s flexibility to do testing in the home for free.

I am positive for covid, when can I come back to school?

• Duration: Self-isolation for COVID-19 positive cases is a minimum of 5 days after symptom onset or after positive PCR or antigen test, if asymptomatic

Return to school: After 5 days and once they have: 1) Been without fever for 24 hours (and without taking fever-reducing medications)

2) Experienced improvement in other symptoms

3) Following the 5-day isolation period, wear a mask for 5 additional days when around others, other than when eating, drinking, or outside

Note: Return to school should be based on time and symptom resolution. Testing during isolation to return to school is not required

Are the Schools Still Testing for Covid?

Yes! Students with mild COVID symptoms may still get a rapid antigen test at school. Students with major symptoms (fever, cough, body aches) should STAY HOME AND TEST AT HOME OR WITH THEIR MEDICAL PROVIDER

How Do I Report My Positive Results?

Click Here to submit your at home test result

Positive test results are shared with your school district for informational purposes only. Individual results will remain confidential, and they will never be made public

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Local Covid Testing Sites

Walgreens - Haverhill Road - Amesbury

15 Haverhill Road, Amesbury, MA 01913

By appointment only

CVS - Lafayette Road - Salisbury Covid-19 Testing Site

2 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952

By appointment only

Convenient MD - Newburyport

35 Storey Ave, Unit 1, Newburyport, MA 01950


8:00am-8:00pm Mon-Sun

Walgreens - Main Street - Haverhill

310 Main St, Haverhill, MA 01830

By appointment only

MedExpress Haverhill Urgent Care

296 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830


8:00am-8:00pm Mon-Sun

Walgreens - S Main Street - Haverhill

68 South Main St, Haverhill, MA 01835

By appointment only

CVS - Haverhill - Lafayette Square - Covid-19 Testing Site

150 Lafayette Square, Haverhill, MA 01832

By appointment only

Walgreens - River Street - Haverhill

800 River St, Haverhill, MA 01832

By Appointment Only

CVS - Central Street - Ipswich Covid-19 Testing Site

114 Central Street, Ipswich, MA 01938

By appointment only

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Questions?? Call Your School Nurse

Kristin Tierney, FNP Amesbury Innovation High School (978) 388- 8037

Elisabeth Shorter, RN Amesbury High School (978) 388- 4800

Jody Omohundro, RN Amesbury Middle School (978) 388- 0515

Carol Greene, RN Cashman Elementary School (978) 388-4407

Nicole Quadros, RN Amesbury Elementary School (978) 388- 3659