COVID-19 Procedures and Safeguards
Foxborough Regional Charter School follows the guidance issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Masks are not required but any individual who wishes to continue to mask, including those who face higher risk from COVID-19, will be supported in that choice. Masks should be supplied by the family.
If your child is sick, please DO NOT send them to school!
Children in K-12, should follow the below protocols. Staff in school settings should adhere to protocols indicated in the FRCS employee handbook.
- A rapid antigen test, such as a self-test, is preferred to a PCR test in most situations for the purposes of exiting isolation or quarantine.
- Schools will no longer be suppling tests. If you are in need of tests, Please visit your local pharmacy or order online to be shipped directly to your home.
- To count days for quarantine and isolation, Day 0 is the date of COVID positive home antigen test.
- Masking is never required in these settings while the individual is eating, drinking, sleeping, or outside.
- These settings are not required to conduct contact tracing as a standard practice, but must continue to work with their Local Board of Health in the case of outbreaks.
Isolation and quarantine guidance and protocols
Guidance for Children in K-12.
- Quarantine for asymptomatic exposed children, regardless of where the exposure occurred, is no longer required for these settings. Children who are identified as close contacts may continue to attend programming as long as they remain asymptomatic. If someone in your household is ill with COVID and your child is unable to distance and is unvaccinated please keep them home and monitor their health. Contact your school nurse for further instructions.
- Children who test positive must isolate for at least 5 days. If they are asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving and they have been fever free for 24 hours, they may return to school after Day 5, provided:
- If the child is able to mask, they must do so through Day 10.
- If the child is unable to mask, they must have a negative test on Day 5 or later in order to return to school prior to day 11.
- Symptomatic children can remain in their school if they have tested negative that day. Best practice would also include wearing a mask, if possible, until symptoms are fully resolved.
- If the symptomatic child has not been tested, they should be sent home and allowed to return to school if they test negative, or they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their symptoms have resolved, or if a medical professional makes an alternative diagnosis. A negative test is strongly recommended for return if the latter two conditions are met.
- Students cannot participate in chorus or orchestra during this time period.
Please contact your school nurse if your child is symptomatic or your child has been exposed to someone has tested positive.