Mansfield Public Schools

COVID Health Information and Reminders - October 5, 2021

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MPS COVID Website

Use this link for the latest information.

Positive Cases Dashboard

The COVID Positive Case Dashboard is updated on Wednesday by 4:00 PM.

COVID Vaccination Record

Vaccination of eligible students (ages 12 and up) is a critical component in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keeping everyone in the school community safe and healthy. Please reach out to your school nurses if you need assistance in scheduling a COVID vaccine. If your student has been vaccinated, please send a copy of their vaccination record to your school nurses.

Reminders

We are acutely aware of the abundance of COVID-related information you receive on a daily basis and how it can be challenging to keep current with the latest and most important information. The content of this newsletter is specific to COVID and brings to your attention what we consider to be most important. The newsletter also contains links to our COVID website which is updated on a regular basis.


If you have any questions, I encourage you to contact your school health office or your primary care physician.


Our staff are dedicated to preserving the health and safety protocols we have worked so hard to establish and we closely monitor the public health data. It is imperative that we stay diligent to best health practices established in order to protect our community and want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of a few important things:


  1. Please send your student in daily with a clean face mask and pack an extra in their backpack.
  2. Students aged 12 and up are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. Mansfield Public Schools will host a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at QMS on September 30 and October 21 for all eligible students. Students ages 12-18 need a parents/guardian consent. Please reach out to your school nurses or your primary care provider if you need assistance in finding a location to get your student vaccinated.
  3. It is imperative that you talk to your student and ask them how they are feeling on a daily basis. Please refer to the symptom checker. Not all symptoms are COVID, but we still encourage students and staff to stay home when they are sick and contact their primary care provider for guidance on testing.
  4. Remind your students to dispose of their worn or broken masks appropriately. Our school grounds and Memorial Park are littered with masks on a daily basis. Trash receptacles are widely available.

In addition,
  • Testing will not be done at school for students who, upon arrival to school, are presenting with multiple symptoms. Those students will be dismissed and referred to their primary care provider for evaluation and recommendations on testing.
  • Students with multiple symptoms in any category should be kept home, monitored, and referred to their primary care for evaluation and recommendations on testing.
  • Please refer to the symptom checker for acceptable COVID tests. At home antigen tests are NOT accepted for return to school.

Daily Symptom Checklist

Minor modifications have been made to the daily symptom checklist since the first day of school. These changes are noted below. Please use the link below to refer to the most current checklist.


--> Testing will not be done at school for students who upon arrival to school are presenting with multiple symptoms. Those students will be dismissed and referred to their primary care provider for evaluation and possible testing.


--> Students with multiple symptoms in any category should be kept home, monitored, and referred to their primary care for evaluation and recommendations for testing.


Acceptable Tests:

Mansfield Public Schools will accept the following tests:

  • FDA EUA-approved molecular SARS-CoV 2 PCR test

  • Rapid molecular tests (such as Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test)

  • Facility administered Antigen tests (such as BinaxNOW) – can NOT be over the counter or done at home

COVID Daily Symptom Checklist

Use this link to refer to the latest version of the checklist.

Testing at MPS

The testing plan being offered through MPS is an essential part of keeping students in school, in the classrooms and in their activities. Testing can only be conducted if the consent form is signed. Consent forms were sent home on the first day of school. Please fill them out and return them to schools ASAP or use the COVID Testing Consent Form link below.

COVID Testing at MPS

Contains links to presentation and paper-based consent form.

COVID Testing Consent Form

Use this link to complete the electronic consent form for your student to participate in Test and Stay and Symptomatic Testing.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Information

Click here for more information and required forms. Hard copy form will be available at the clinic.

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Health Services Contact Information

Director of Health Services

Christine Dooling, MSN, RN

Jordan/Jackson Elementary School

255 East Street Mansfield, MA 02048

Phone: (508) 261-7559 / Fax: (508) 261-7559

Christine.Dooling@mansfieldschools.com


Mansfield High School

Christine Harrison, BSN, RN, NCSN

Betsy Savoie, MSN, RN

Phone: (508) 261-7540 x 33111 / 33121

Fax: (508) 261-7416

Christine.Harrison@mansfieldschools.com

Betsy.Savoie@mansfieldschools.com


Qualters Middle School

Elayne Brown, MSW, BSN, RN, NCSN

Heidi Waite, BSN, RN

Phone: (508) 261-7530 Ext. 1

Fax: (508) 261-7374

heidi.waite@mansfieldschools.com

Elayne.Brown@mansfieldschools.com


Jordan/Jackson Elementary School

Stephanie Holland, BSN, RN

Elizabeth Johnston, BSN, RN, NCSN

Phone: (508) 261-7520 / 7525

Fax: (508) 261-7522

Betsy.Johnston@mansfieldschools.com

stephanie.holland@mansfieldschools.com


Robinson Elementary School

Sue McGinley, BSN, RN, NCSN

Tammy Rozzelle, MSN, RN

Phone: (508) 261-7387

Fax: (508) 261-7389

Sue.McGinley@mansfieldschools.com

Tammy.Rozelle@mansfieldschools.com


Roland Green School

Debora Wirth, BSN, RN, NCSN

Phone: (508) 261-1561

Fax: (508) 261-7415

Debora.Wirth@mansfieldschools.com